Pineapple Fried Rice in a white plate.

Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice in a white plate.
Pineapple Fried Rice in a white plate.

Pineapple Fried Rice

Yummy, quick fried rice recipe with pineapple and cashews. Lot better than your take-outs!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Cooked Rice, short grain or 1/2 cup raw rice
  • 1/2 of a Onion
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 inch Fresh Ginger
  • 1-2 Hot green chilies
  • 1 medium Carrot
  • 2 Green Onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped Pineapple fresh or frozen
  • 2 tbsp roasted Cashews
  • Tofu as topping, optional
  • 3 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • Salt as needed
  • Pepper as needed

Instructions
 

  • To cook rice, add 1 & 1/2 cup uncooked rice to 3 & 1/4 cup water and cook on medium flame till all water is gone and rice looks cooked.
  • Cool cooked rice completely before using in Fried Rice, left over rice is perfect for this recipe.
  • Finely chop onion, carrot, green onion, green chili and keep aside.
  • Mince garlic cloves and finely chop Ginger and keep all ingredients ready.
  • In a large frying pan add cooking oil. When oil is hot add cumin seeds, minced garlic, finely chopped ginger, chopped green chili and fry for a minute ( do not burn cumin seeds ).
  • Add soy sauce and fry for a second.
  • Add finely chopped onion and fry for 3-4 mins or till onions turn translucent. Add chopped carrot and saute till carrot is well cooked.
  • Add cooked & cooled rice and mix everything together. Add chopped pineapple pieces, salt, pepper and mix everything once. 
  • Turn off flame and when fried rice is still hot, add chopped green onion, roasted cashew nuts and mix everything together.
  • Add pan-fried Tofu as topping if needed. Serve warm!

Notes

  • Use different type of veggies like beans, broccoli along with carrot if needed.
  • Use 2 tbsp of Raisins along with cashews if you like that sweetness in your fried rice. Make sure to fry raisins in a tbsp of oil before adding to fried rice.
  • For vegetarian option, use soft cottage cheese in place of Tofu as topping.
Keyword Fried Rice, Pineapple, Vegan

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