pineapple fried rice

Pineapple Rice

By Swasthi on July 12, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Pineapple rice recipe made with fresh pineapple, basmati rice, spice powders, herbs, cashew nuts and raisins. Makes for a great meal! It is kids friendly too and makes a good option for the lunch box or for kids’ parties. It doesn’t need any side since it is loaded with nuts, raisins and is quite heavy and filling.

Pineapple fried rice

Few versions of pineapple fried rice use stock to cook the rice or use curry powder, egg etc in the seasoning. This recipe is simple and suitable for vegetarians.

Thai pineapple fried rice is quite popular in Singapore and vegetarian version too is served in the thai restaurants here. A vegetarian one is mostly made without a curry powder.

It is just the way we make the veg fried rice but with a generous addition of cashews, raisins, pineapple and some added flavors including MSG.

For more Fried rice recipes check

Egg fried rice
Singapore fried rice
Chicken fried rice

pineapple rice recipe

How to Make Pineapple Rice

1. Heat oil in a hot wok/pan. Fry cashews, washed and drained raisins. Usually raisins are loaded with oil based stabilizers as a preservative, so washing is always good if not using organic. I also add garlic and fry till the garlic turns aromatic and cashews turn golden.

frying cashews for pineapple fried rice recipe

2. Slide the cashews and raisins to a side in the wok/pan. You can set aside if you wish. Add spring onions, bell peppers and green chili. Avoid chili if making for kids.

frying veggies for pineapple fried rice recipe

3. When the capsicum is half cooked but crunchy, add soya sauce, vinegar, salt and curry powder if you like. Any basic curry powder having coriander, cumin and red chilies can be used. If making for kids you can skip soya sauce or use very less.

addition of soya sauce for pineapple fried rice recipe

4. Give a quick stir and add pineapples. Saute for a minute or two till you begin to smell pineapple.

sauteing for veg for thai pineapple fried rice recipe

5. Add cooked and cooled long grain rice, little more oil and then finely chopped cilantro.

addition of rice for thai veg pineapple fried rice recipe

6. Toss everything well and fry for 2 minutes.

Serve pineapple fried rice.

veg pineapple fried rice recipe

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pineapple fried rice

Pineapple Rice Recipe

Simple and delicious pineapple rice made with fresh pineapple, basmati rice, spice powders, nuts and raisins.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • ½ cup rice (any non sticky variety)
  • 1 to 2 tbsp butter or oil
  • ¾ tbsp garlic chopped
  • 8 to 10 cashews split
  • raisins as desired
  • ½ cup spring onions and capsicum / bell peppers
  • 1 green chili slit (less spicy variety, skip for kids)
  • ¼ to ½ tsp curry powder (optional) (for kids 1/4 tsp works good)
  • 2 tsp soya sauce
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • salt as needed
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves / cilantro (chopped), fresh
  • oil little more


  • Wash and soak rice for a while and cook in about 2.5 cups water till al dente. Drain the rice and cool completely.
  • Heat a pan with butter or oil, fry cashews till lightly golden, add raisins and then garlic. Saute until it smells good.
  • Add chilli, bell peppers, spring onions. Fry until the peppers are lightly cooked but crunchy.
  • Add soya sauce, vinegar, salt and curry powder if using. Mix well. Add in the pineapple chunks.
  • Saute the pineapples for about 2 minutes. Add the rice, little oil and then the chopped cilantro.
  • Toss everything well and fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Serve pineapple rice hot or warm.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 586 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 606mg26%
Potassium 504mg14%
Carbohydrates 106g35%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1055IU21%
Vitamin C 105.1mg127%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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5 stars
Amazing recipe. I left out the cashews and raisins, but added chicken breast. Delicious and everyone loved it.

Hi, I always follow your recipes and the food comes out really good. But in this recipe the pineapple tasted very sour and tangy. May I know what is my mistake. Thanks

Hi.. no salt is needed for this recipe ?

What is soya sauce? I can’t find it in stores, can I use soy sauce?

5 stars
Looks very appetizing and easy. If I add some meat or fish to make it a full meal, should I stir fry it before bellpeppers? Also I think peanuts would sub well for cashews here (I love peanuts and they also cost much less than real nuts).

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Your dish looks aso delicious! I’m looking forwarding to trying your recipe this week!

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Hi Swasthi,

Thank you so much .. I tried your recipe and rice turned out to be awesome. The quantity I used was four times you mentioned in recipe. Little adjustments were needed here and there.

hi ma
Am very bad wife in cooking
just going to try these varieties..
lets see
thanks for ur help
if any books available means suggest me…

ohh my god its so testy n yummy i love thai food

5 stars
Made this exactly as mentioned. Came out really good. Unique taste. Thanks for the recipe!

I LOVEEEEEE pineapple fried rice. This sounds so flavorful and delicious – perfect for a mid-week treat! I’m going to have to try this…brings back lots of good memories. Beautiful photos.

5 stars
It looks so yuuum

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yiu have so many yummy collections of fried rice… Tried your veg fried rice… Very yummy…

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One of the best pic That I have seen for pineapple fried rice so far. It looks very delicious and YUM