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Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

  • Author: shaemakes
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Just like they serve at your favorite Thai restaurant, this Pineapple Fried Rice is as authentic as it gets. The best part is it takes less than 30 minutes to make!


  • 4 cups day old jasmine rice, cooked
  • 4 tbsp fish sauce
  • 4 tbsp white sugar
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 lb ground pork (can substitute ground chicken or turkey)
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped lemongrass or lemongrass paste
  • 1 large carrot, finely diced
  • 1/21 tsp salt
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1 cup salted cashews


  1. In a small bowl combine fish sauce, sugar and black pepper. Stir to combine and then set aside while you prep the other ingredients. 
  2. In a skillet heat olive and sesame oils over medium heat. Add carrot, garlic, lemongrass and shallots. Saute for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  3. Add ground pork to the skillet. Using a rubber spatula, crumble pork into really small pieces as it cooks. 
  4. In a small separate bowl whisk together your eggs.
  5. Once pork is cooked through, push it to the side of the skillet and add eggs to the empty part of the skillet and scramble until set. 
  6. Mix the eggs into pork mixture. 
  7. Add day old rice and mix until rice is completely mixed in.
  8. Pour the sauce all over the rice and stir together until every single grain of rice is coated in sauce.
  9. Turn off the heat and add pineapple, salt (plus more to taste), cashews, green onions and cilantro. Stir until combined.
  10. Serve immediately.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Thai

Keywords: Thai, Thai Fried Rice, Thai Food, Fried Rice, Pineapple Fried Rice, Thai Pineapple Fried Rice, Easy Meal, Quick and Easy Dinner, Quick Dinner, Easy Dinner, 30 minute Meal