Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pineapple-Chicken fried rice (Serves 5)

The idea of using pineapple or even any fruit in rice was never a thought to us. We discovered this pineapple fried rice in a Thai restaurant recently during one of visits. Woowww was our response and this was our first attempt to recreate the taste of the same. It came out so well and the blend of tangy pineapple with pepper and chilly sauce is unbelievable. Try it out and enjoy this delicious rice with any kind of dry curry preparations..

Basmati rice 2 cups
Pineapple ½ cup, finely chopped
Onions ½ cup, finely chopped
Cabbage ½ cup, thinly sliced
Carrots ½ cup, thinly sliced
Green beans ¼ cup, thinly sliced
Eggs 2 nos
Minced chicken ½ cup
Ginger n garlic 1 TBSP, each chopped
Green onions 2 stalks, green and white chopped separately
Soy sauce 3 TBSP, divided
Tomato chilly sauce 2 TBSP, divided
Pepper powder 2 tsp divided
Oil 2 TBSP
Salt as needed
Water 4 cups or to cook rice


Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes. Cook the rice with 4 cups water with salt and 1 TBSP soy sauce. Once cooked, cool and leave in refrigerator for an hour or until ready to use.

Meanwhile in a deep bottomed wok or pan at med-high heat, add little oil and sauté the onions and white bulb of green onions. When it starts to turn translucent add the ginger and garlic and sauté till raw smell goes off. Add the eggs and scramble well. Next add in the minced chicken and all the veggies. Sauté all these for 4-5 more minutes. Now add the rest of soy sauce, tomato chilly sauce, pepper powder and sauté nicely. Throw in the finely chopped pineapple chunks. Sauté for another 2 more minutes. Add salt and the chilled rice. Mix well and switch off the flame. Garnish with green part of green onions and enjoy with any curry of your choice or even by itself.


You can add as much or as less pineapple chunks, that is totally upto your preference
Vegetarians - you can skip adding chicken and egg and try with bell peppers, tofu or paneer
Substituting half of the water with pineapple juice to cook rice will add more pineapple flavor
Substitute chicken with shrimp or even make it a mixed fried rice with all three..


  1. Wooow dear,,beautifully presented never thought fried rice with pineapple ,,as u said sure it will taste tangy pine pepper n chilli,,,superb combo dear..

  2. Love your pineapple fried rice..enthaa pic..presentationum superb!! pineapple flavour eshtamulla kondu njan chicken biriyaniyilum pineapple use cheyyarundu..

  3. Well..the fried rice looks splendid! Well I use lotsa apples and pineapple in my dishes cause I love the sweet and savory taste in anything. So this will certainly be my favorite too!

  4. nice combo...presentation is suprb!

  5. ayyayyo i want to eat this now,,pineapple chicken fried rice..what a delicious one yarr. i used to add pineapple in biryani preparation this is awesome what a wonderful color...

  6. Woww wat a droolworthy fried rice, makes me hungry..

  7. awesome... looks delicious :)

  8. Never tired pineapple in rice , this i'm bookmarking to try.

  9. Never seen anything like this before. Very nice. Super clicks too.
    Looks very tempting.

  10. Superb. I have had pineapple only in Kashmiri pulao..this looks wonderful :-)

  11. wow..this looks mouthwatering....

  12. Adipoli! Looks great.. I love pineapple in pizza's and also remember them in biriyani.. love this version.

  13. Hy Kairali sisters,

    Thanx for dropping by 'Tasty Appetite' n leaving your appreaciating words. First time here...Am wondering how I missed your wonderful n healthy space this much time...You have fab collection of recipes with lively cute clicks...Happy to follow u dear...Will be visiting here often.

  14. I presume it will be a little sweetish.

  15. Pineapple chcicken fried rice is my favorite too.bu tmy version is a bit different.Will try yours soon

  16. adipoli fried rice.presentation athilum super....

  17. Never tried chicken fried rice with pineapples..will try this are awesome..

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  18. never tried a combination of chicken and pineapple together.Great presentation as always.keep up the good work.

  19. Thank for checking out my pineapple fried rice too - I love yours too - but will make it sometime without the chicken and will add my fav paneer instead! Nice recipe!


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