pineapple fried rice recipe
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pineapple fried rice

pineapple fried rice recipe - simple & delicious lightly spiced fried rice made with fresh pineapple.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: main course
Cuisine: asian, indo chinese, world
Servings: 3 to 4
Author: Dassana Amit


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 for pineapple fried rice

  • 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 (kaju)
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • salt as required
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves or 1 to 2 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves


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.


pineapple - apple or pear
cashews - chopped almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pine nuts
black pepper - white pepper powder