Pineapple fried rice stir-fry made with curry-flavored rice, shrimp, chicken, raisins, and more! It’s a hearty and tasty side dish or a complete meal in itself.
One kitchen hack that saves me plenty of time during dinnertime is making a big batch of steamed rice once or twice a week. I cool down the cooked rice completely, divide in resealable bags, and freeze so on days when I am too busy or too lazy to prepare a complicated meal, I just thaw a bag to stir-fry into a delicious and filling fried rice.
If you’re looking for delicious ways to revamp day-old rice, you’ve come to the right place as I have tons of fried rice recipes I hope you try such as house special, nasi goreng, yang chow, and this pineapple fried rice which happens to be my fave.
Pineapple fried rice is a Thai dish made of pre-cooked rice, juicy pineapples, chicken, pork, crab meat, or shrimp, and other add-ins such as green peas, sweet peppers, cashews, and raisins. It’s seasoned with curry powder and fish sauce for a delightful medley of sweet and savory tastes.
A type of Khao phat, which means “stir-fried rice,” it’s a popular street food sold in wet markets and food stalls and is commonly served as a side dish or a main entree.
While it’s usually presented in hollowed pineapples, this is optional. If you want to skip carving the fruit, canned will work just fine.
Having said that, if you do have a few minutes to spare and don’t mind a little bit more mess, I urge you to take that extra step. There is just something about using fresh pineapple chunks and serving the fried rice in a pineapple boat that makes it that more special.
How to cook steamed rice
Cooking tips for stir-frying
Cut the chicken in uniform, bite sizes for fast and even cooking.