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Monday, October 4, 2010

Pineapple fried rice

I love pineapples a lot, but its so strange of me, that i don't prefer eating it raw. I like'em when its grilled and grilling makes it extra juicy, as a topping on my pizza and last but never the least thai spicy pineapple fried rice, mmm, yummy. 
I bought a half pineapple just to make fried rice with it and today happened to be the day in my kitchen, where my favorite dish came into life. I tried this recipe from here. I substituted soy sauce for fish sauce, and still the fried rice tasted so good, that i went extra rounds and cleaned the skillet. Now, I am very eager to try it with fish sauce. Also, 4 would be my number on heat scale for any fried rice, but today, i added extra crushed peppers and made it 5 and devoured all the spicy pineapple cubes i could find.  Okay, lets get to the recipe,


3/4 cup Basmati rice 
1/2 cup Pineapple cubes (fresh or canned)
1/4 cup Green Petite Peas (frozen and thawed)
1 medium Carrot (cut diagonally)
2 large Garlic pods (minced)
2 Green onions (finely chopped)
2 Eggs 
2 Dry red chilli (cut lengthwise)
1tsp Crushed Red peppers (optional)
1/2tsp ground Black pepper

1tbsp +1/2tsp Soy Sauce
1/2tsp Coriander powder
1/4tsp Cumin powder
1/8tsp Turmeric powder
1/8tsp Fenugreek powder

1tbsp + 1tsp Oil
2-3tbsp Water/ Vegetable stock
How to:
  • Soak the rice for 30 mins, drain'em, and pressure cook it along with 1tsp oil and required salt.
  • Spread on a plate and let cool completely. (As leftover rice is always recommended for making fried rice, if you have freshly cooked rice, refrigerate'em for up to an hour before using it.)
  • Beat the eggs along with little salt and ground black pepper and keep aside.

  • Dissolve the coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder and fenugreek powder in the soy sauce and keep aside. (Or you can just dissolve 1tsp Curry powder and add.)
  • Heat the remaining oil in a wide skillet, add the dry red chilli, followed by garlic and half of the green onions. 

  • Saute for a min or until raw smell disappears, pour the beaten eggs and scramble'em.

  • Then add the peas and carrot along with some salt and saute until tender. Make sure the skillet is not dry, by adding the water/veg stock 2tsp at a time to keep it sizzling.

  • At medium-high heat, add the cooled rice, pineapple cubes and mix well.

  • Then pour the soy sauce mixture and stir-fry gently, until rice is all heated through and starts dancing. Check salt for taste as you cook. 

  • Sprinkle the crushed red peppers at this time.(Increase or decrease to your desired level of heat to make it mild or fiery.)

  • Switch off and garnish with the remaining green onions.

Serve hot with yellow or red curry.


  1. never tried any dish with pineapple..this fried rice looks delicious


  2. Tasty pineapple fried rice.Looks delicious...

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

  3. yummy pineapple fried....looks colourful!

  4. ohh...such a yummy treat to eyes...sounds amazing and sure must have tasted Mmmmmm...:)

  5. Never tried with pineapple, loved the way you have served in the pineapple :)

  6. Simply Delectable!!!!.Nice step by step presentation...you have combined it really well. looks perfect.

  7. One of my fav rice dish..beautiful presentation dear!

    US Masala


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