Thai Pineapple Fried Rice
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Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

Probably the only fried rice cooked with tangy refreshing fruits and curry powder, it’s a very simple dish but it is bursting with flavor. Thai Pineapple fried rice is nothing close to Chinese fried rice, as it isn’t your standard soy-laden fried rice. 

Fragrant jasmine rice is stir-fried with shrimps, aromatic onion, curry powder, fish sauce, soy sauce with crunchy cashews and tangy sweet pineapple and juicy raisins. Thai Pineapple Fried Rice is a great way to use up some leftover cooked rice in your fridge.


  • It’s always recommended to use jasmine rice for fried rice recipes, but any other kind of white or brown rice will do.
  • Chilled cold rice that has been left in the fridge will be best, so the rice’s surface is slightly dehydrated. Freshly cooked warm rice results in soggy sticky clumps.


  • It doesn’t matter if it’s canned or fresh pineapple. If using fresh, make yourself a pineapple boat at the same time to use as a serving bowl.


  • Prawns are used in my recipe. Do substitute it with any other proteins such as chicken or even tofu to make it a vegetarian dish.

Use high heat

  • Frying rice quickly with high heat for the last few minutes will give the fried rice more ‘wok hei’; the nice ‘char’ flavor. I used a wok as it distributes heat more evenly but any frying pan works just as well.


  • I like adding additional toppings to my pineapple fried rice for more flavor, especially meat floss. Yum yum.
  • Raisins are added for the extra fruitiness! While cashew nuts gives more texture to the dish.

Go ahead, wow your family with this amazing dish.

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice
Fried rice cooked with tangy and refreshing fruits
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 2 pax


  • 8 Medium prawns shelled, deveined and cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup Pineapple cut into chunks
  • ½ Yellow onion chopped
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • cup Rice
  • 2 tbsps Roasted cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsps Raisins
  • 4 tbsps Oil for frying


  • 2 tbsps Fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Curry powder
  • ¼ tsp White pepper
  • tsp Salt


  • Chopped spring onions
  • Meat floss
  • Roasted cashew nuts
  • Raisins


  • Heat 2 tbsps oil in frying pan. Add prawns, stir fry until prawns turn pink, remove and put aside.
  • Now add in chopped onions, saute until slightly translucent, push aside.
  • Add 2 more tbsps oil. Pour in beaten eggs, scramble egg until it is half-cooked.
  • Put in rice, stir fry until there are no obvious lumps.
  • Season with fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, curry powder, white pepper, salt. Stir fry till well-combined.
  • Add the prawns back in, pineapple, cashew nuts and raisins. Turn heat to high, stir fry quickly till rice is slightly charred.
  • Scoop into serving bowl or plate. Garnish with your choice of toppings.


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