Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

Gourmet Mami
by Gourmet Mami
4 Servings
30 min

There are many variations of Pineapple Fried Rice, but this Thai variation has a unique flavor that I love. The sweet and juicy chunks of pineapple contrast nicely with the salty cashews, savory curry and chewy golden raisins. Thai fried rice uses fish sauce. I like to use a little fish sauce and then add soy sauce as well. You can leave fish sauce out if you don’t have it and just add additional soy sauce to make up for it.

NOTE: Fried rice is best when it is a day old, or even earlier in the day, so plan ahead!

Recipe details
  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 4 cups cooked jasmine rice
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced on microplane
  • 1 thai red chili, seeded and finely minced (or ½ tsp crushed red pepper)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 1 tsp fish sauce (sub with soy sauce if vegan/vegetarian or don't have)
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 scallions, sliced & divided
  • ½ cup cashews
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits
  • Juice from ½ lime

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic, and chili (or crushed red pepper), stir-frying until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add the eggs and stir quickly to cook, like you are scrambling them. Push them to the outer edge of the pan. 

Add the peas in the center of the pan, and cook 1-2 minutes.
Add the rice, fish sauce, curry, soy sauce and half of the scallions, and mix to combine thoroughly.
Now add the cashews, raisins and pineapple and gently stir-fry to combine over medium-high heat until the rice is heated through about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat. Adjust seasonings and add lime juice. 

Garnish with reserved scallions.
  • NOTE: Fried rice is best when it is a day old, or even earlier in the day, so plan ahead!
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  • Sue25003223 Sue25003223 on Aug 03, 2021

    Hi ! I assume that you cook the rice before, even a day before adding it to the other ingredients...

    My jasmine rice takes about 45 minutes to cook.

    Please comment.

    Thanks, Sue😊

    • Gourmet Mami Gourmet Mami on Aug 03, 2021

      Hi Sue! Yes fried rice is best with day old rice… sometimes if I’m in a pinch because I didn’t plan, I’ll make the rice earlier in the day, and spread it out on a sheet pan to cool off before putting it in the fridge. Thanks fir your comment!