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Thai Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe-Thai-Foodie: Love how all the flavors in Thai Pineapple fried rice go so perfectly together: pineapple, cashews, green onions, green peas, carrots, and tumeric! Easy, and yummy Thai fried rice weeknight dinner!

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Description

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice is full of the perfect combination of Thai flavors, and an easy weeknight meal!


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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup diced meat, we like sausage (optional)
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 cup fresh diced pineapple (you can use canned, but we love fresh!)
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 2 cups cooked day old rice (the drier, the better)
  • 2 tsp Thai soy sauce, to taste
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp salt (optional), to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 3 green onion stalks cut into 1/4in pieces
  • Handful of cilantro leaves to sprinkle on each serving
  • 1 lime quartered to serve with each serving

Instructions

  1. Warm a few teaspoons of cooking oil of your choice in a wok over medium high heat.
  2. Add the eggs and scramble until set.
  3. Add the garlic and onions, and stir-fry until fragrant.
  4. Add the diced meat, and stir-fry until cooked through. Or leave out the meat, and make Vegetarian Thai Pineapple Fried Rice!
  5. Add peas and carrots (or whatever veggies you have in your fridge you want to use up), cashews and pineapple. Stir-fry until warmed through.
  6. Once everything is fully cooked, scoop all that is in the wok into a separate container.
  7. Add a teaspoon or two of cooking oil to your wok on medium high heat.
  8. Make sure you’ve broken up the rice, so it’s not in any big chunks. Add the rice to the wok, and stir-fry until warm and glistening.
  9. Add the turmeric. Stir-fry until the rice has become a sunny yellow, and turn off the heat.
  10. Add back the ingredients you took out, and also add in the green onions, and sauces. I usually don’t measure my sauces, and instead add a little at a time, and taste it until it reaches the flavor I like.
  11. WARNING! Be careful not to add too much Thai soy sauce or oyster sauce because then your fried rice will be gooey! Add only a few teaspoons of the sauces, and if it’s still not savory enough, add a little salt at a time until it’s reached the flavor you like.
  12. Sprinkle cilantro on top, and add a wedge of lime on the side of each serving.
  13. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 3-4