Authentic Thai Pineapple Fried Rice served inside a pineapple! Easy to make and delicious!

Pineapple Fried Rice

Authentic Thai Pineapple Fried Rice served inside a pineapple! Easy to make and delicious!

Course Dinner, Main, Stir Fry
Cuisine Asian, malaysian, south east asian, Thai
Keyword pineapple fried rice
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author PetersFoodAdventures


  • 500 grams raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons oil or butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red chili finely sliced
  • 1 red pepper capsicum
  • 1/2 small onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar* to taste
  • 4 cups of cooked white rice
  • 1 fresh pineapple whole, cored and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ cup cashew nuts
  • cilantro
  • pork floss for garnish optional


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in wok until hot. Fry the garlic and red chili until fragrant. Add the shrimp and fry shrimp until it is cooked. Removed from heat and set aside. Don't overcook the shrimp!
  2. Add 1 tablespoon oil to wok. Fry the onion, turmeric, curry powder and red pepper and fry for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the rice and pineapple and stir together. Then add the fish sauce, soy sauce. Stir fry for another minute. Taste and adjust if necessary.
  4. Add the cashews, cooked shrimp and cilantro. Serve in a hollowed pineapple boat, garnish with cilantro and pork floss and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

It's important to balance the sweet, sour and salty in this dish. If the pineapple isn't sweet enough, add sugar to correct the flavour. If using canned pineapple, I use a whole can and adjust sweetness as required. You can also replace the shrimp with chicken, or add chicken with the shrimp. Day old rice is best, or at least prepared and cooled a few hours in advance, otherwise freshly made rice can get soggy.