This Pineapple Fried Rice is the best combination of sweet and savory! Seasoned with curry and fruit this fried rice will not disappoint!
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Since we are not always about the sweets around our house I thought I’d share something savory with you! This will make a quick and simple lunch or dinner recipe for you!
So this Pineapple Fried Rice (Khao Pad Sapparot) is from the new cook Rice. Noodles. Yum.: Everyone’s Favorite Southeast Asian Dishes by Abigail Raines who is the blogger over at Manila Spoon!
I highly recommend you trying this rice!
The flavors were so delicious and very unexpected! What I mean is that I had no idea these flavors would go so well together and yet they did!
A few tips about making this pineapple fried rice!
I would say to make sure you have all of your ingredients prepped and ready to go! This, in my opinion, would just make the recipe come together more quickly if you have them all prepared!
Don’t be afraid of the fish sauce, oyster sauce or curry. They are easy to use! These are ingredients I did not have on hand and needed to buy but I am glad that I did.
I am so excited to try more Asian dishes!
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- 2 tbsp (30 ml) cooking oil of choice
- 12 oz (340 g) prawns or shrimp, peeled and deveined but with tails intact
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp (15 g) curry powder, or more to taste
- 4 cups (645 g) cooked long-grain white rice like jasmine or basmati rice, cold or chilled
- 1 cup (150 g) raisins
- 1 cup (200 g) pineapple chunks (see Note)
- ½ cup (75 g) cashews
- 2 tomatoes, sliced and deseeded
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) fish sauce
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) oyster sauce
- ½ tbsp (8 g) sugar
- Salt, to taste
- 3 stalks or about 2 tbsp (12 g) green onions, thinly sliced
- Whole pineapple, for serving (optional)
- In a wok or large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high. When the oil is hot, add the prawns and fry for 3 or 4 minutes or until fully cooked. Prawns are done when their flesh is fully opaque and bright pink. Scoop out the prawns, transfer to a plate and set aside.
- Adjust the heat to medium-low. Add the garlic and onion to the pan and cook for 1 minute or until aromatic. Add the curry powder and cook briefly, stirring constantly, until fragrant.
- Add the cooked rice to the pan and increase the heat to medium-high. Pat the rice grains down with a spatula, then fold the rice over. Do these two steps a few times until the rice grains have separated and the rice is fully coated with the curry powder.
- Add the raisins, pineapple, cashews and tomatoes and mix everything well. Return half of the cooked prawns to the wok.
- Season the mixture with the fish sauce, oyster sauce and sugar. Stir to mix well. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt, if needed.
- Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with the remaining prawns and green onions. You can also serve this inside a hollowed-out fresh pineapple, if you like.
To serve this dish inside a pineapple, cut a pineapple in half lengthwise. Run a knife around the edges leaving at least ½ inch (13 mm) from the edge. Then, cut the pineapple flesh three to four times across and once down the center. Scoop out the pineapple chunks using a spoon and drain the remaining juice. Smooth out the bottom surface of the bowl. Cut the pineapple you sliced into chunks and use in making the fried rice. Place the fried rice inside the cut-up pineapple just before serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 727 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 182mg Sodium: 1914mg Carbohydrates: 115g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 40g Protein: 31g
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OTHER FRIED RICE RECIPES:
- How about this Fried Rice from Gimme Some Oven. It looks so good!
- This is an Easy Fried Rice Recipe you might want to try.
- How about Fried Rice with Bacon! Delicious!