Thai Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe (Thailand, Asia)

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe (Thailand, Asia)

Asians love rice — it’s a known fact and I assure you, we can’t go for too long without it and I can attest to this fact when I started living in Belgium. Trust me, there is only so many potatoes I can eat until I start screaming for rice. That being said, one of my favorite rice dishes would be the Thai pineapple fried rice.

I also love the variants served in Chinese restaurants, but I’ve come to love the signature rice dish of Thailand more. After all, it’s a lot less oily, and not only is it such a sweet ‘tropical’ dish but it’s also a hit for vegetarians!

Now don’t let the name nor the photos fool you because though you would expect it to be such a pineapple-y plate, it will actually surprise you with those balanced notches of spiciness and mild sweetness — much like how Thai cuisine is supposed to be! After all, it’s known for mixing the four tastes: sour, salty, spicy, and sweet.

So for this recipe below, I actually acquired it from a cooking class that I did just recently but I’ve tweaked it a bit to add some more of that ‘Thai’ touch as I tried to recall the number of pineapple fried rice dishes that I’ve devoured during my travels.

Without further ado, let’s get to cooking!

Pineapple Fried Rice
Yield: 4

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

The quintessential dish from Thailand!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Rice, cooked
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 cup Pineapple, diced
  • 4 tsp Curry powder
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 4 stalks Spring onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp Bird’s eye chili, sliced
  • 2 pcs Tomato, sliced
  • 1/4 cup Ham, diced
  • 2 tsp Cilantro leaves
  • Cashew nuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pour the coconut milk into a wok or a pan on medium heat and cook until the oil surfaces.
  2. Add the curry powder and stir until fragrant.
  3. Add the pineapple and stir-fry, mixing everything together.
  4. Add in the rice and stir-fry. Season with the sugar and soy sauce.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients. Adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  6. Transfer the rice to a plate (or a halved pineapple!).

Notes

Serves about 4 persons.

I would have loved to get my hands on some fresh pineapple so that I can place the rice in a halved portion of the fruit, but I’ve settled n a plate instead. But of course, if you wanted that added ‘oomph’ to your meal presentation, try to get one before you start cooking this recipe.

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4 comments

  1. Wow! this looks so delish. it’s so mouth watering, I would love to try this recipe. My hubby loves friend rice, he might like it.

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  2. It looks so pretty! I agree with Ang Sarap. Awesome presentation.

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  3. I love this recipe (without Egg…) Will try soon

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  4. I love the presentation, well done

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