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Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe

Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe

Pineapple chunks give fried rice a tropical twist, while shrimp and cashews turn this simple favorite into a restaurant-quality meal everyone will love. —Lynne Van Wagenen, Salt Lake City, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups cooked instant brown rice
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1/2 pound cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup chopped cashews
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk eggs. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add eggs. Cook and stir until set; remove from the skillet and keep warm.
  • 2. In the same skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the rice, pineapple, shrimp, cashews, peas and green onions; heat through. Combine the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sugar, sesame oil and pepper; stir into rice mixture. Stir in eggs. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cup: 342 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 521mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein

Reviews for Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice

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Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"Very easy and delicious. Great for a week night meal for a working family. My husband and 3-year old daughter loved it. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2015

"I made this tonight and we ate every bite. Enjoyed the pineapple, nuts,, and egg, but I don't think I will make this again. It was easy to prepare and if you're feeding a family it would make a great week night meal. Sorry, we just didn't enjoy it enough to add to my recipe box."

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

"Mmm! So good! I made the following changes: 4 eggs, white jasmine rice, chicken AND shrimp (some of us like shrimp and some like chicken), and 1 cup of frozen peas and carrots."

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"Easy and delicious!"

Reviewed Sep. 13, 2013

"I just had to write a review...this was delicious!"

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

"DELISH!! loved the cashews in it."

Reviewed May. 20, 2012

"This is a very flavorful one dish meal. It's also easy to prepare and quick. Perfect for a busy weeknight supper."

Reviewed May. 5, 2012

"I was craving this kind of flavor, so we did this recipe and loved it! Great combination of the shrimp and pineapple."

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

"This received 5 stars from the hubby! It is very flavorful and filling."

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

"one of the best new HC recipes I've tried lately. Loved it!!"

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"I was a little hesitant to put the pineapple in the dish, but I did and loved it. Great combination of flavors."

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2010

"this was an easy meal to prepare and it got rave reviews at my home. A great combination of flavors. I did add double the peas and used smaller shrimp. Fantastic"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.