Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Pineapple Fried Rice

When I cook rice I will always cook extra so I can make fried rice the next day. This dish is a nice change from your ordinary fried rice. A very popular dish at the Thai restaurant serve in a hollowed out pineapple shell and you've got a show-stopper if you serve this to your family or any get together with friends.

Ingredients :

1 cup pineapple chunks – fresh is better but canned will work too
3 cups of cooked overnight rice
1 piece of chicken breasts - cut in thin strips
10 fresh shrimps – clean and roughly chopped
1 pepper – cut into cubes
1 small onion – cut into small cubes
2 cloves of garlic – chopped
2 spring onions – cut small
1 tbsp of curry powder
2 tbsp of fish sauce
2 tbsp of soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

1. In a wok or a large pan, heat up about 3 tbsp of oil over high heat.
2. Add in onions and garlic and stir-fry until lightly brown and fragrant.
3. Add in chicken, stir-fry until it changes color, add in pepper and shrimps. Stir fry for another minute and add curry powder, fish sauce and soy sauce.
4. Add in rice and pineapple chunks. Stir-fry until everything is well combined and hot. Check seasoning and add salt if necessary. Add in spring onions.
5. Serve rice in pineapple shell and garnish with some spring onions.


indosungod said...

Thanks to HappyCook for introducing your site. This is an excellent version of fried ric. The pineapple I bet adds a nice sweet surprise in every spoonful.

Finla said...

Hi hi i am sure you are going to get lot of guys to your place as i posted your chicken balls in my place.
Love the pinapalle rice, looks so super yumm.

Arundathi said...

That looks delicious! Made some pineapple salad and served it in a hollowed out shell and it was a show-stopper.
Anyways, I'd love to make a veggie version of this. mmm.

Geraldine said...

Your pineapple fried rice looks delicious. Gosh. now I'm gonna think of it all week long.

Elin Chia said...


Wow, yummilicious by the look of it. I want to try out your recipe :))

Debbie said...

Great idea to make more than enough rice so you have extra to make fried rice with. I love your recipe using pineapple. I have just started making fried rice and would love to try this recipe.

Fitness Foodie said...

Great addition of pineapple - love the bowl itself.

Anonymous said...

wwow.. another tasty dish, gertrude!!

Rita Ho said...

That looks really good, Gert and serving it in the pineapple shell adds a lot of class to the dining table. :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks yummilicious! I love it!

Dori said...

Delicious, great blog... Love your recipes so far!

Big Boys Oven said...

i just love and crave for pineapple fried rice and this is cool, I will try this recipe of yours!

Anonymous said...

Gert, what a lovely fried rice in that pineapple..surely the taste is totally different! Yang dalam senduk tu suap untuk i yaa..hehe..

(*psst..I come over nk selongkar dapur u ni..hehe)

Beachlover said...

oh!! I just bought a pineapple too!! your look delicious!! maybe I will just make fried rice like you:P

Ashley said...

This looks great! I love how you used the pineapple as a bowl, too :)

Anonymous said...

The fried rice looks good..using pineapple shell add the uniqueness of this dish. Pineapple adds flavour to it.

- Kath

Noob Cook said...

I love it served this way in the pineapple shell. Beautiful and delicious.

ICook4Fun said...

Indosungod, thanks for stopping by and your comment.

HappyCook, thanks for trying out the recipe. Glad that your family enjoyed this dish :)

Arundathi, thanks for stopping. Yea, I saw you salad and its a good idea to serve it in the pineapple shell.

JOAT, don't have to think about it. Just cook some for yourself :)

Elin, hope you like this version :)

Debbie, do try out this fried rice. It taste great.

Parker, how are you doing? Didn't see you for a long time :)

Leemei, :) :)

Rita, thank you.

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, thank you.

Meeso, thank you.

BBO, hope you like it.

Ummi, mari I suapkan :) :)

Lesley, fried rice is the easiest to cook and everyone enjoy eating it :)

Ashley, thank you.

Kath, I like this especially the sweetness of the pineapple :)

Noobcook, thank you.

tigerfish said...

Supper time! I am hungry. :O

test it comm said...

That fried rice looks really good! I really like the pineapple in it.

Creative Classroom Core said...

What a beautiful presentation! I cant wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

Food For Tots said...

Your photos look so awesome! It's my son's favourite. I can't wait to try it out myself. Tks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

YUM! I love pineapple fried rice. Thanks for the recipe! I've bookmarked it. Going to try it this weekend. :)

ICook4Fun said...

Tigerfish, make some pineapple fried rice :)

Kevin, thank you.

Finsmom, thanks for stopping by and your kind comment. Hope you like the recipe.

Food for tots, thank you. I too like all the pictures you took at your blog :)

Salihan, thanks for stopping by and your kind comment. Hope you like the fried rice :)

Geraldine said...

Gert, I cooked it on Saturday and it was a hit (duh!!! no surprise considering the source is you). Even my 5 y/o son didn't care there was curry powder in it.. He chomped up everything in his plate. Thanks!!!

Sunshine Mom said...

That looks amazing! Beautiful pictures, too!!

Meg said...

Looks delicious! I love pineapple in fried rice!

rebecca said...

I made this just now it was yum!

ICook4Fun said...

JOAT, glad your family like this.

Sunshine mom, thank you.

Meg, thank you.

Rebecca, glad you like the fried rice.

Alisa@Foodista said...

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Susan from Food Blogga said...

Came across this on a google search. Love, love, love it!

Tara said...

I made this for my grandparents and we all loved it, especially the presentation in the pineapple. Great recipe.

ChrissiSews said...

This is my favorite kind of fried rice! I didn't add shrimp because it normally gives me a headache. I added eggs, broccoli, and cashews. I couldn't afford the fresh pineapple so I used canned. This was so awesome. I love the fact that I didn't have to buy a seasoning blend as I've had to do with other fried rice dishes. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe!