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Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice

My husband often ordered pineapple fried rice at Thai restaurants, so I surprised him by tweaking some similar recipes to come up with a version that's both simple and delicious. —Bonnie Brien, Pacific Grove, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons peanut or canola oil, divided
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 2 cups cooked rice, room temperature
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped salted peanuts
  • Lime wedges

Directions

  • Mix soy sauce, curry powder and sugar. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry shrimp until they turn pink, 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan.
  • In same pan, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add ginger and garlic; cook just until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add pepper, carrot and onion; stir-fry 2 minutes. Stir in pineapple and shrimp. Add rice and soy sauce mixture; heat through over medium heat, tossing to combine and break up any clumps of rice. Stir in green onions. Sprinkle with peanuts; serve with lime wedges.
Health Tip: Swap tamari for soy sauce to make this dish gluten-free. And make sure your peanuts have been processed in a gluten-free facility.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 491 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 513mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 5g fiber), 28g protein.

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  • DebbieT
    Nov 12, 2020

    I thought this dish would be very good, but it was lacking flavor. It needs something but not sure what I would add. Will have to experiment.

  • justmbeth
    Aug 24, 2020

    Very tasty. Great 1 pan meal. Paired with some premade egg rollls on the side for an easy meal.

  • ReneeMurby
    Aug 12, 2020

    Excellent as is. I will make this again and again adding a little more soy sauce, an egg, and some sliced water chestnuts.

  • Beema
    Dec 27, 2019

    We are huge fans of just about any fried rice, so this one caught my eye. I have made it twice, first time as written, second time, I shredded the carrot, and added some sweet corn. We love the pineapple, not too sweet. This is a keeper.

  • Rianna
    May 24, 2019

    I used 24 oz of shrimp and just green onion as I'm low-fodmap. I also would reduce the amount of pineapple to like 18oz. It was amazing and so easy!

  • browns19fan
    Jul 13, 2017

    This was great! I halved the recipe for the two of us, except for using the full amount of the soy-curry-sugar mixture. I microwaved the jasmine rice and added a bit of hot chili sesame oil to it in place of butter. We will be having this dish again before very long.

  • KIMBERLY
    Jun 23, 2017

    VERY TASTY! MY MOM MADE MY FAMILY THIS LAST NIGHT! IT WAS SO GOOD.