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5 from 7 votes

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice (Shrimp)

Thai pineapple fried rice with Shrimp is a popular main course rice dishes of Asian cuisine. This is a quick, easy and tasty rice meal that is a great option for lunchbox.
Prep Time30 mins
Active Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Pineapple Recipes, Rice Recipes, Shrimp Recipes
Yield: 4
Author: Amrita


  • 1 cup Rice
  • cup Fresh Pineapple, cubes
  • 1 no Onion, chopped medium
  • 2 nos Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Red Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Spring Onion, chopped
  • 10-12 nos Cashew Nuts
  • 1-2 teaspoon Chilli Garlic Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 250 gms Shrimp medium
  • Salt to taste
  • 3-4 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 2-3 tablespoon Fresh Coriander Leaves, chopped


  • Wash the rice and soak for 10 minutes.
  • Later drain the water and cook the rice using required water.
  • Once the rice is cooked, drain the excess water and spread the rice on a wide plate. Allow it to cool.
  • Dry roast the cashew nuts and keep aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan and sauté the shirmps with little salt. Once done, take them out and keep aside.
  • Now heat remaining oil and add chopped garlic and onion. Sauté well.
  • Next add chopped red bell pepper and pineapple cubes and cook until the liquid is evaporated and the edges of the pineapple are caramelized.
  • At this stage, add the roasted cashew nuts and chopped spring onion and mixed well.
  • Now add cooked rice to the pan and stir to combine. Also add salt to taste.
  • Add in the sautéed shrimps into the pan and give a good stir.
  • Next add the soy and chili garlic sauce, to taste. Squeeze the lime juice over the dish and toss it in.
  • Finally, add chopped coriander leaves from top and serve hot.


  1. Avoid overcooking the rice. 
  2. You can either use whole cashew nuts or you can chop them before adding into the rice.