If you love eating out or takeaways (who doesn’t right), then you would love this restaurant style Pineapple Fried Rice. Especially as it uses up your leftover rice and veggies, is very easy to make and is ready in just 15 mins.
You really can’t beat a recipe that requires just throwing some veggies and rice in a pot along with sweet juice pineapple, frying it all up with lovely pantry staple flavours into a Fried Rice. Yeap, perfect for any day of the week, but especially busy, busy, busy weeknights. Also perfect for date nights in.
Using brown rice works really, really well in this Fried Rice recipe. You can get a step by step guide on how to cook brown rice right here. Pop over and have a look and when done, come back and learn……
How To Make Pineapple Fried Rice
Fried Rice Ingredients
The Pineapple Fried Rice Ingredients are pretty simple and are all items you generally have in your pantry or fridge. There are only 9 of them and you could easily skip a few like spring onions or sesame oil if you prefer. They are all worth it though.
So pull out your oil, onion, pepper, sweet corn, rice, soy sauce, sesame oil, spring onions and of course sweet pineapple chunks and let’s make this.
Pineapple Fried Rice – In 5 Easy Steps
Step 1. Heat oil in wok or cast iron pan over medium-high heat until hot.
Step 2. Stir fry the onion and pepper for 5 mins until the onions are soft.
Step 3. Add the pineapple and sweet corn and stir fry for approx 3 mins until the pineapple juices have evaporated.
Step 4. Add the rice and stir-fry for 2-3 mins until the rice is warmed through.
Step 5. Switch off the heat, mix in the remaining ingredients and serve.
That is it. 5 easy steps to the Best Pineapple Fried Rice you have ever tasted!!!!!!
Fried Rice Tips
Use chilled rice. This will ensure that that rice does not stick together – so rice chilled overnight is better to use. Also, you should fluff the rice before you cool it to reduce the chance of clumping.
Separate the rice grains. Separating the rice grains before it goes into the pot means that the rice grains stay separate and the flavour works its way through every single grain.
Be prepared. Everything cooks really quickly in this recipe so make sure you have all the ingredients prepped before you start cooking.
Cook on high heat. Make sure the pan is hot enough before you start cooking (especially when you add the rice) so as to avoid the rice steaming and cooking in clumps.
Use small amounts of sauce. Adding too much of the sauces would actually result in soggy rice. So start with small amounts and you can always add a little more.
Use the right pan. A wok is the best pan to use for this as the shape makes it easier to toss the ingredients. If you don’t have one then you can use a cast iron pan instead.
Pineapple Fried Rice Variations
This recipe is flexible and you can add ingredients to your taste. Feel free to use chilled white rice instead or other veggies like chopped green beans, peas or carrot cubes. Roasted nuts like peanuts or crispy shallots are a good crunchy topping.
Vegan Fried Rice
This Pineapple Fried Rice is also a Vegan Fried Rice recipe as it skips the traditionally added egg and any meats or fish. If you did want some protein in it then why not add is some crispy baked tofu or some fried tofu instead.
Hawaiian Fried Rice
This is actually a Hawaiian Fried Rice recipe with the ham omitted to keep it vegan. You can easily add some chopped ham along with the pineapple and sweet corn in step 3 of the recipe.
Pineapple Fried Rice With Chicken
To make this a pineapple fried rice with chicken instead, simply add some cooked chicken at step 3 of the recipe and you are good to go.
Thai Pineapple Fried Rice
To make this an authentic Thai Pineapple Fried rice you would add some protein like chicken or shrimps and some nuts like roasted cashew nuts. You can also add some sweet chilli sauce, basil leaves and cashew nuts.
What To Serve With This Fried Rice
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Pineapple Fried Rice
- 1.5 tbsp coconut oil or vegetable oil
- I onion peeled and finely diced
- 1 large red bell pepper deseeded and diced
- 250 g (1.5 cups) chopped pineapple
- 90 g (0.5 cup) sweetcorn kernels
- 500 g (2.5 cups) cooked brown rice, that has been chilled
- 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce or regular soy sauce if not gluten-free
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 3 spring onions scallions, sliced
- Optional herbs or chill to taste
- Heat oil in wok or cast iron pan till hot.
- Fry the onion and peppers for 5 mins until the onions are soft.
- Add the pineapple and sweet corn and stir fry for approximately 3 mins until the pineapple juices have evaporated
- Then add in the rice and stir fry for 2-3 mins until the rice is warmed through.
- Switch off the heat, mix in the tamari soy sauce, sesame oil and spring onions.