Rice dishes are a huge part of Thai cuisine and typically contain colorful fruits and vegetables in practically every dish. This Thai pineapple fried rice is no exception, and is guaranteed to be a staple recipe in your kitchen because it can be ready in just 10 minutes!
How to Make Thai Pineapple Fried Rice
Follow these simple recipe directions and you’ll have your own authentic Thai pineapple fried rice ready to go in no time:
- Prepare the soy sauce mixture. Add the oyster sauce and soy sauce to a small bowl and mix to combine.
- Prepare the cooking skillet. Heat the vegetable oil in a large wok over medium heat.
- Cook the shrimp. Add the shrimp and cook until pink (about 2 minutes per side).
- Remove the shrimp. Remove the shrimp from the skillet.
- Cook the onion. Add the finely chopped onion and cook for one minute.
- Cook the garlic. Add the finely minced garlic cloves and cook for 30 seconds.
- Cook the bell pepper. Add the diced red bell pepper and cook for one minute.
- Add the eggs. Push the mixture to the side of the wok and add the eggs.
- Add the rice and pineapple. Add the rice and pineapple pieces and mix to combine.
- Add the soy sauce mixture. Add the soy sauce mixture and mix until well combined.
- Cook. Cook the mixture for one minute.
- Garnish. Sprinkle with sliced scallions and season with salt to taste.
- Serve. Serve the fried rice warm.
3 Easy Tips for Making the Best Homemade Thai Pineapple Fried Rice
Here are a few quick and easy tips to keep in mind when preparing this recipe to make sure that your Thai pineapple fried rice turns out perfectly every time:
- Use old rice. When making fried rice, you’re going to better off using leftover cooked rice that has been chilled for one or two days. Using pre-cooked rice helps to prevent the rice from clumping together when frying.
- Vary the sauces. While this particular recipe uses a mixture of oyster sauce and soy sauce, don’t be afraid to switch things up when making your own Thai pineapple fried rice. Fish sauce can easily be slotted in (and often is), or you can go with spicier options like sriracha sauce if you want to add some kick to your rice.
- But don’t go overboard. If you do decide to switch things up with the sauces, remember to start with small amounts and taste test regularly. This is especially true when using potent sauces like fish sauce or spicy sauces; you definitely don’t want to accidentally add too much of either one of these options!
Is Thai Pineapple Fried Rice Healthy?
Authentic Thai pineapple fried rice from street vendors throughout Thailand is questionable as far as it’s nutritional value goes; this fried rice often includes a lot of unwanted additives like MGS.
However, this homemade Thai pineapple fried rice dish is actually quite good for you. With that being said, here are 3 excellent health benefits that this recipe can provide you with:
- Good source of protein. This fried rice dish is packing some serious protein thanks to its shrimp content. Each serving of this rice offers up 6 grams of protein, along with plenty of other essential vitamins and minerals.
- Excellent source of essential nutrients. Along with the protein offered by the shrimp, an excellent mix of veggies used in this recipe provides an abundance of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other beneficial anti-inflammatory compounds.
- Can help improve digestion. Pineapple contains a digestive enzyme known as bromelain that helps with the digestion of protein. Many people have reported signifiant improvements to their overall digestion after adding pineapple or bromelain supplements into their diet. (1)
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10-Minute Thai Pineapple Fried Rice (Quick and Easy)
- Prep Time: 3 minutes
- Cook Time: 7 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
- ½ cup peas, frozen
- 3 cups cooked jasmine rice
- 1 ½ cups fresh pineapple pieces
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup green onion, sliced
- 2 tbsp oyster sauce
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- In a small bowl combine the oyster sauce and soy sauce. Set aside.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add the shrimp and cook until pink, 2 minutes per side.
- Remove the shrimp from the skillet.
- Add the onion and cook for one minute.
- Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
- Add the bell pepper and cook for 1 minute.
- Push the mixture to the side of the wok and add the eggs.
- Use a spatula to scramble the egg, breaking it up into small bits.
- Add the rice and pineapple and mix to combine.
- Add the soy sauce mixture, mix well and cook for 1 minute more.
- Sprinkle with scallions, season with salt if needed and serve.