My Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

This is just a really easy recipe that I make quite often. I’m a big fan of pineapple and using it in savoury dishes. It goes great in rice and on pizza (I will fight you). It’s just a nice easy recipe with few ingredients meaning you can rustle this up midweek when you’re feeling lazy but still want something delicious.


The addition of cashews and coriander really add something extra but I know not everyone is a fan or can have these. I really recommend you add these if you’re open to it as they make the rice 10000x tastier.

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Thai Pineapple Fried Rice
Sweet sticky rice with a kick, great as a main or side
Thai Pineapple Fried Rice
Sweet sticky rice with a kick, great as a main or side
Servings Prep Time
1-2people 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
1-2people 5minutes
Cook Time
  • a handul Fresh pineapple cut into small-ish chunks
  • 1whole Red peppercubes
  • 150g White rice or whatever rice you like
  • 2tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1tbsp Maple syrup
  • 1tbsp Soy sauce
  • 2tsp Garlic/garlic paste
  • 1tsp Srirachaadd more if you like spice
  • 1cup Pineapple juice
  • 2tbsp Coconut oil
  • 3whole Spring onions
  • a handful Cashewsoptional
  • a handful Coriander/cilantrooptional
  • a pinch Salt
  • a pinch Pepper
  1. Heat a large saucepan on high with 1 tbsp of the oil.
  2. Add the pineapple & red pepper, stirring frequently & cook for 5 mins.
  3. In the meantime cook the rice separately on the hob/stove/microwave. However, you like.
  4. Add the sugar & syrup to the frying pan and stir. Cook until it starts to brown and become caramelized. (Around 5 mins.)
  5. Add the garlic & onions and cook for further 30 seconds. Lower the heat to medium.
  6. Put the cooked pineapple mixture in a bowl to the side for adding later.
  7. Add the rest of the oil and the cashews, stir briefly.
  8. Add the rice and give it a good stir.
  9. Add the pineapple mixture, juice, soy sauce, sriracha & salt, and peppe. Cook until it?s sticky and the liquid is absorbed.
  10. Serve and top with coriander as garnish. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Tinned pineapple & any oil is fine but I think these ingredients work really well.

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