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Pineapple fried rice recipe with step by step photos – simple & delicious lightly spiced fried rice made with fresh pineapple. A vegan dish.

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Here’s a Unique and different fried rice recipe. generally, I make simple Veg fried rice and never venture into fried rice recipes with fruits. We had a really tasty pineapple fried rice in one of the hotels in Kerala. It was a light and minimally spiced fried rice. Very similar to a lightly spiced veg fried rice. We liked it and so I started making this simple version which tastes really good.

Fresh pineapple is the best bet for this recipe. though you can use canned ones too. I have used sriracha sauce In the recipe. Do use it if you have it. If not, then just add red chili sauce. You can always make this pineapple fried rice more or less spicy depending on your preferences.

You could even add veggies like carrots, cabbage, bell peppers, baby corn, green beans. Leftover rice can also be used for making this recipe. This pineapple fried rice also goes well as a tiffin box lunch.

A few more Fried rice varieties shared on the blog are:

pineapple veg fried rice recipe

Serve this pineapple fried rice plain. else accompany some sauteed or stir-fried veggies with this fried rice and you have a hearty meal.

How to make pineapple fried rice

Cooking rice

1. Rinse 1 cup basmati rice in water till the water runs clear of starch. Then soak the rice in water for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes drain the rice and keep aside.

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2. Heat water 4 to 4.5 cups water in a pan or pot.

water for pineapple fried rice recipe

3. When the water becomes hot, add ½ tsp oil.

oil for pineapple fried rice recipe

4. Then add ½ tsp salt.

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5. On a medium to high flame, let the water come to a rolling boil.

water for pineapple fried rice recipe

6. Add rice.

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7. Gently stir and cook the rice on a medium to high flame without a lid.

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8. Cook rice, till they are al dente or almost cooked. Once cooked, drain the rice in a colander and keep aside. You can gently fluff the rice with a fork, if you want. Allow the rice to cool at room temperature.

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9. When the rice is soaking, prep the other ingredients. peel and chop the pineapple in small cubes. You will need about 1 cup chopped pineapple cubes. Also chop the other ingredients like onion, green chilies & garlic.

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Making pineapple fried rice

10. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a kadai or wok. Add ⅓ cup finely chopped onions. spring onions can also be used instead of onions.

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11. On a low to medium flame, saute for a minute.

onions for pineapple fried rice recipe

12. Add 1 to 2 green chilies or red chilies (chopped or sliced), ½ tsp finely chopped garlic and ½ tsp finely chopped celery (optional). Stir and saute for a few seconds.

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13. Then add ¼ cup cashews.

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14. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes till the cashews become a light golden or golden.

cashews for pineapple fried rice recipe

15. Add the pineapple cubes.

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16. Stir and saute the pineapple cubes for 4 to 5 minutes till the moisture dries up. You can also saute the pineapple cubes till they caramelize.

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17. Add ½ tsp freshly crushed black pepper. stir very well.

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18. add 1 tbsp naturally fermented soy sauce. You can also add soy sauce as per your taste. If using any other soy sauce, then add as per your taste preferences.

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19. Mix well.

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20. add ½ tbsp red chili sauce or sriracha sauce. You can add more or less as per your taste.

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20. Mix the sauces very well with the rest of the ingredients.

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21. Add the cooked rice.

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22. Season with salt.

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23. Stir gently and mix the rice very well with the rest of the ingredients. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes stirring occasionally. Check the taste and you can add more of the soy sauce or red chili sauce if required.

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24. Lastly, add 2 to 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves. You can also add 1 to 2 tbsp parsley leaves instead of coriander leaves. Stir well.

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25. Serve pineapple fried rice plain or with stir-fried veggies.

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pineapple fried rice recipe

Pineapple Fried Rice

4.84 from 6 votes
Pineapple fried rice is a simple & delicious lightly spiced fried rice made with fresh pineapple.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Cuisine Indo Chinese, World
Course: Main Course
Diet: Vegan
Difficulty Level: Easy

Servings 3 to 4
Units

Ingredients

for cooking rice

  • 200 grams basmati rice or 1 cup basmati rice or long grained rice - rinsed and then soaked in 1 cup water for 20 minutes.
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon oil
  • 4 to 4.5 cups water for cooking rice

other ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped pineapple cubes
  • 1 to 2 green chilies or fresh red chilies - chopped or sliced
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped or ⅓ cup finely chopped onion (spring onions can also be used instead of onions)
  • 2 to 3 garlic, finely chopped or ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped celery (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon crushed black pepper or add as per taste
  • 1 tablespoon naturally fermented soy sauce - add as required
  • ½ tablespoon red chili sauce or sriracha sauce - add more as per taste
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • salt as required
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves or 1 to 2 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves

Instructions

cooking rice

  • Rinse rice very well till the water runs clear of starch. Soak rice in water for 20 mins. Drain and keep aside.
  • In a pot, bring to a boil 4 to 4.5 cups of water with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp oil.
  • Add the soaked and drained rice to the hot water.
  • On a low to medium flame cook the rice without the lid.
  • When the rice becomes al dente or just cooked, remove the pot from fire and drain the rice.
  • While straining, you can also gently rinse the rice in water so that they stop cooking and don't stick to each other. You can also fluff the rice with a fork and keep aside. Cover the rice and keep aside till the rice cools completely.

making pineapple fried rice

  • When the rice is soaking, prep the other ingredients. Peel and chop the pineapple in small cubes. Also chop the other ingredients like onion, green chilies & garlic.
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a kadai or wok. Add 1/3 cup finely chopped onions. Spring onions can also be used instead of onions.
  • On a low to medium flame, saute for a minute.
  • Add 1 to 2 green chilies or red chilies (chopped or sliced), ½ tsp finely chopped garlic and ½ tsp finely chopped celery (optional). Stir and saute for a few seconds.
  • Then add ¼ cup cashews.
  • Saute for 3 to 4 minutes till the cashews become a light golden or golden.
  • Add the pineapple cubes.
  • Stir and saute the pineapple cubes for 4 to 5 minutes till the moisture dries up. You can also saute the pineapple cubes till they caramelize.
  • Add freshly crushed black pepper. Stir very well.
  • Add 1 tbsp naturally fermented soy sauce. You can add soy sauce as per taste preferences. Mix well.
  • Add ½ tbsp red chili sauce or sriracha sauce. You can add more or less as per your taste.
  • Mix the sauces very well with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Add the cooked rice. Season with salt.
  • Stir gently and mix the rice very well with the rest of the ingredients. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes with occasional stirrings.
  • Lastly add 3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves. You can also add 2 tbsp parsley leaves instead of coriander leaves. Stir well.
  • Serve pineapple fried rice plain or with stir fried veggies.

Notes

Substitutions:
Pineapple - apple or pear
Cashews - chopped almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pine nuts
Black pepper - white pepper powder

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  1. Simply mouth-watering. Everyone ay home loved it and your proportions ate perfect. I served it with stir fried vegetables made as per your chow mein recipe. Terrific combination. Thank you.5 stars

    1. pleased to know this thankyou sethu for trying them and glad you liked the pineapple fried rice recipe and you are welcome.

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