Easy Pineapple Fried Rice

Easy Pineapple Fried Rice

This must-have recipe is delicious, quick, and vegetarian-friendly. If you love sweet-and-salty flavours with a tropical twist, then you’ll definitely love this dish! Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner for two or just need something easy to cook during the week, you can grab a fork and dig into this deeply satisfying dish, served in a pineapple boat.

Easy Pineapple Fried Rice

Classic fried rice gets a tropical twist with juicy, bite-sized pineapple bites and vibrant herbs and spices.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Servings 2 people


  • Frying pan


  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 cups cooked white rice (Or any type of rice)
  • 1 cup frozen vegetables (corn, carrots, peas, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 1 tbsp scallions chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup pineapple diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tbsp teriyaki marinade sauce (or light soy sauce or coconut aminos)


How to Make Pineapple Boats

  • Using a bread knife, cut pineapple down in half
  • Using a small knife, cut around the inside of the pineapple
  • Cut pineapple flesh into cubes
  • Scoop out the fresh pineapple using a spoon or ice cream scooper. Place 1 cup of fresh pineapple cubes in a small bowl and set aside.

Prepare the Fried Rice

  • In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat
  • Add garlic, onion and frozen vegetables and cook until soft
  • Add rice, seasonings, terikyaki marinade sauce and pineapple and stir occasionally
  • Once rice begins to brown and "dance" (making a popping sound), add an additional tablespoon of sesame oil to the pan and reduce heat to medium low. Stir regularly
  • Remove from heat. Fill each pineapple half with the fried rice. Sprinkle chopped scallions on top and serve


This recipe is vegetarian-friendly, however, you can customize it by adding diced ham, chicken, grilled shrimp or your favourite meat for added protein if you prefer. 
Keyword easydinner, friedrice, pineapplefriedrice, weeknightdinners

Mmm, mmm, mmm… sooo good!

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