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Quick Pineapple Fried Rice {Thai-style}

Pineapple Fried Rice is the perfect easy Thai-style side dish or weeknight meal. This recipe is made in less than 30 minutes and is way better than takeout!

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Thai
Keyword 30 minute dinner recipe, easy 1 pan dinner, gluten free dinners, make ahead meals, pineapple fried rice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 516 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 Tablespoons cooking oil divided
  • 1/2 medium onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated or minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed vegetables thawed
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups pineapple chunks I used fresh pineapple
  • 3 cups day-old cooked rice chilled with clumps separated
  • 1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce use gluten free tamari or coconut aminos
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauace leave out for paleo or use Vegan Fysh Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mirin or rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes more or less, to taste
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Madras curry powder optional
  • 1/3 cup roasted unsalted cashews
  • 1 lime wedge

Optional Garnishes:

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or large pan over high heat. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger and cook for a minute, until fragrant. Add the mixed vegetables and sauté for another 30 seconds - 1 minute. Push the ingredients to one side and pour in the beaten eggs. Scramble into small pieces until cooked. Transfer the ingredients to a large plate.

  2. Return the pan to the heat and add 1/2 tablespoon of oil. Add the pineapple and cook until slightly softened. Transfer to the same platter as the vegetables and eggs. Return the same pan back to the heat and add the remaining oil. Spread the rice into the pan, breaking up any large chunks with a spatula. Cook until slightly toasted. Add the platter of vegetables and pineapples back into the pan. Add soy sauce, fish sauce (if using), sesame oil, Mirin, chili pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper to taste. Sprinkle in the cashews and squeeze in the lime wedge and continue tossing and stirring well to combine everything.
  3. Serve hot with cilantro, green onions, and sesame seeds, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Add in chopped cooked chicken, shrimp, tofu or any other protein of your choice to make this a complete meal.

Nutrition Facts
Quick Pineapple Fried Rice {Thai-style}
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/4 recipe))
Calories 516 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 139mg46%
Sodium 456mg19%
Potassium 531mg15%
Carbohydrates 78g26%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 1610IU32%
Vitamin C 28.9mg35%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.