How to Cook Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

by Huang Kitchen

Thai pineapple fried rice gives a refreshing twist to our normal fried rice. It's a quick & easy dish that's so much cheaper & tastier than the one in the restaurant. Perfect for a weeknight dinner!


  • 100 Grams fresh shrimp, cut into small cubes
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 Cups cooked rice, cooled
  • ½ Cups shallots, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons curry powder
  • ¼ Teaspoons salt
  • ½ Teaspoons white pepper
  • 1 Cup carrot, diced, blanched
  • 1 Cup fresh pineapple, diced
  • ⅓ Cups cashew nuts, toasted
  • ¼ Cups green onions, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • ¼ Cups Garlic, minced
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    First, buy a whole fresh pineapple that is ALMOST ripe and cut it lengthwise.

    Step 2

    Using one half of the pineapple, carve out the flesh of the pineapple into cubes, leaving a firm border.

    Step 3

    Cut the pineapple cubes into smaller pieces and set them aside.

    Step 4

    Dry the carved pineapple boat in the oven at 160 degree C (320 degree F) for 2 - 3 minutes.

    Step 5

    Have ready some cooked rice, preferably overnight rice. The rice should not be too soft.

    Step 6

    Before we start to cook, have ready all the ingredients needed for this fried rice.

    Step 7

    In a small bowl, mix the DRY spice (curry powder, sugar, salt and pepper) together.

    Step 8

    Then combine the WET ingredients together by mixing the fish sauce and soy sauce together.

    Step 9

    Next, heat up oil in wok on medium high heat. Add and saute the cut shrimp. They should turn opaque and just cooked through. Set aside.

    Step 10

    Using the same oil, add in minced garlic. Fry till lightly golden in colour.

    Step 11

    Then add shallots. Continue to fry till fragrant.

    Step 12

    Add a little more oil if need to and add in the lightly beaten eggs.

    Step 13

    Break the eggs up a little bit and scramble it quickly.

    Step 14

    Just before it has the chance to set completely, add in the prepared rice. This way, the egg will be mixed into the rice and not be chunky and separated.

    Step 15

    Stir fry on high heat, tossing well till thoroughly mixed breaking up any lumps.

    Step 16

    Once the rice has all been mixed with the egg, add in the cooked shrimp.

    Step 17

    Sti fry to mix the shrimp into the fried rice. This will ensure that almost every bite of the fried rice there will be shrimp bite.

    Step 18

    Then add in the dry seasoning mixed earlier.

    Step 19

    Next add in the fish and soy sauce. Stir fry till heated through.

    Step 20

    Then add in the blanched carrots for colours. Continue to fry and really make sure the rice is well mixed and broken apart.

    Step 21

    Then add in the cashew nuts.

    Step 22

    Lastly add the cut fresh pineapples. Don't cook this any longer than you need to. Fry till the pineapple starts to be a darker yellow and is a little translucent on the outside.

    Step 23

    Stir fry briefly to dry out the rice and sprinkle some more white pepper over it (if desired). At this point, season to taste.

    Step 24

    Turn the heat off. Then add the chopped green onions for colours and mix well. And we're done!

    Step 25

    Serve this tropical fried rice in the carved pineapple boat.

    Step 26