Pineapple fried rice

Summer time calls for recipes that keep you and your family hydrated and especially, one that is light on the tummy – unless you have plenty of time for a siesta.

As a mother of three, I know sleep is one of those things we as parents miss the most. That’s why I am bringing to you this recipe, which is a plus and a plus, no matter where you look at it from.

Plus Points??

  1. It actually tastes so good. I was skeptical about the pineapple in my fried rice too but I surprised my own taste buds.
  2. It looks so good! (Food for the eye first, right?)
  3. It is very quick & easy to make.
  4. It is super fancy to serve at dinner parties.
  5. Add some ham to it and even the kids would be willing to give it a try. (Been there, done that!)


So if you’ve got all you needed to hear, let’s jump right in…Shall we?


Ingredients: – (serves 2)

  • 1 ½ cup cooked rice (a day’s old)
  • 1 small pineapple (not too ripe), cut into cubes
  • 5-8 medium sized shrimp
  • ½ cup roasted cashew nuts
  • 1 large tomato, sliced & de-seeded
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 2 ½ tbsp. soy sauce
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp white pepper powder
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • Coriander, finely chopped
  • Pork floss*, for garnish (optional)

*pork floss is also known as dried shredded pork. you can find this in the Chinese ingredients aisle at your supermarket.



  1. In a large pan, heat some oil; Cook the shrimps for a few minutes on both sides. Remove shrimp from the pan & set aside.
  2. Sauté the garlic in the remaining oil.
  3. Add the beaten egg. Let sit for a few minutes. Stir it up.
  4. Add rice to the mix in the pan.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, add in all the seasonings (wet & dry) – soya sauce, curry powder, sugar, and white pepper powder. Mix the ingredients to combine.
  6. Pour the sauce mix over the rice in the pan. Stir to combine.
  7. Add pineapple cubes along with tomato and cashew nuts. Mix everything again.
  8. Turn off the heat. Add the coriander leaves.
  9. Serve the fried rice in a dish made out of the pineapple. Garnish with pork flakes.


Instructions on how to prepare the pineapple boat for serving:-

  1. Cut the pineapple into 2 equal halves.
  2. Using a knife, cut into the fruit part of the pineapple forming a large rectangle. (The area to put rice into)
  3. Make 2 more straight line cuts inside that rectangle.
  4. Use a spoon or the same knife to push the fruit out. These should come out easily in good shape. Chop these into small cubes to be added into the fried rice.
  5. Spoon the remaining pineapple (those still stuck to the base). This can be turned into fruit juice or a smoothie.
  6. You now have a fancy tropical dish to serve your rice in.

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