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Shrimp Fried Rice with Pineapple
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This Thai-style shrimp fried rice with pineapple hits all the sweet, tangy, and spicy notes and is delicious served with sautéed shrimp for a complete meal.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: fried rice, shrimp fried rice
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 400 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb peeled and deveined raw shrimp, (tails removed), chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Thai chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 6 cups jasmine rice, cooked and cooled (about 2 cups uncooked)
  • 16 oz fresh, chopped pineapple or crushed pineapple (in the can)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, minced(reserve a little for garnish)
  • 5 scallions, sliced (reserve a little for garnish)
  • 1 cucumber, chopped (for garnish)
  • lime wedges (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Heat a wok over a high heat until very hot. Add the coconut oil and swirl around the pan.

  2. Add the onion to the pan and cook until golden, about 2 mins. Add the garlic and cook 1 more minute. Stir frequently as it cooks.

  3. Stir in the shrimp and cook until it turns pink, about 2-3 mins.

  4. Add the chili sauce, brown sugar, and fish sauce. Add the rice and stir well.

  5. Cook, stirring frequently, until the rice is hot. Stir in the pineapple, cilantro, and scallions. Season to taste with kosher salt and pepper. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes
  • Be sure to have all your ingredients prepped and prepared before you start as this is a very quick-cooking dish.
  • Cold rice is best for this recipe! If you don't have leftover rice in the frig, be sure to completely cool (chilled is even better) your rice before making the fried rice.
  • Use high heat and frequent stirring for the best results.
  • Fresh, chopped pineapple is great for this recipe, but canned crushed pineapple works just as well.
  • Serve this shrimp fried rice with diced cucumber and lime wedges for an added pop of brightness.
  • Serve with sautéed or grilled shrimp to make it a meal.
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Fried Rice with Pineapple
Amount Per Serving
Calories 400 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 191mg64%
Sodium 1387mg60%
Potassium 377mg11%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 164mg16%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.