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Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice

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.
  • Makes
    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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 342 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 521mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 16g protein.
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  • PrplMonky5
    Nov 21, 2016

    This seems to be more than 6 servings. My husband and I had mixed feelings about it. I enjoyed everything but the pineapple (I thought it just didn't seem to go well with the other flavors). He said he liked the pineapple but felt everything else needed more flavor. The only things I did differently was add in a stir fry mix of veggies instead of just peas, and used white rice instead of brown. Everything else was exactly as written. All-in-all I'd probably make this again but I'd tweak it.

  • suncitymeg
    Aug 14, 2016

    Made this for a quick meal. We used 2 cups of diced ham in place of shrimp.Had all the ingredients on hand and we like white rice instead of brown rice.Will definitely make this again. Lots of flavor.

  • lenorw
    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.

  • bradel
    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.

  • mumsay
    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.

  • Veronica
    Jan 2, 2015

    Easy and delicious!

  • cbuckley
    Sep 13, 2013

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

  • jaransom
    Apr 7, 2013

    No comment left

  • Hannah0418
    Jun 21, 2012

    DELISH!! loved the cashews in it.

  • TexasCookie
    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.