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Pineapple Fried Rice – The Ultimate Combo!

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There are times when running a website like this is awesome. We ask our great friend circle of chefs for recipes, and we get sent gold. This pineapple fried rice is just that.

Pineapple fried rice is great fun to make, and there’s something cool about seeing the mix of fruit and nuts hit the pan in a savoury dish.

It has a sweet hint to it that’s not overpowering, and if you’re looking for something that’s light and summery but keeps you full and satisfied then this is the right way forward.

If you’ve never heard of it (or even if you have) ‘The Vegetarian Flavour Bible’ is an absolutely immense way of getting your food pairings right.

Although coconut, pineapple and rice is one of the more obvious ones, there are plenty more obscure combos to set the taste buds alight.

Pineapple Fried Rice - The Ultimate Combo |
Pineapple Fried Rice - The Ultimate Combo |
Pineapple Fried Rice - The Ultimate Combo |
Pineapple Fried Rice - The Ultimate Combo |

It’s also useful if you have a certain ingredient leftover to use up – just check it out in the book and you’ll find loads of great ways to use said ingredient. We highly recommend it.

Pineapple Fried Rice – why we eat it

Aside from tasting great, pineapple fried rice is an easy way of getting an extra portion of fruit into our everyday diet.

Numbers have been revised, and scientists now believe eating ten portions of fruit or veg each day is optimum.

While we’re the first to stick our hands up and say ‘wow, that’s a lot’, it can be done. Particularly with a little planning ahead.

Pineapple is a very handy fruit, especially if those pesky free radicals have been poking their noses in again.

Pineapple is loaded with vitamin C (so much in fact, one portion is 100% of your daily recommended intake), and vitamin C is used as an antioxidant against cancer causing free radicals. You’ll want it on your side.

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So, while ten fruit or veg sounds like a lot, if it all tastes as good as this pineapple fried rice, it can’t be that difficult, can it?

Pineapple Fried Rice
4.85 from 19 votes
Pineapple Fried Rice. Some food pairings were just meant to be together, and this is one of them. Get your sweet, crunchy and tropical hit right now!
Cuisine:Thai, Vegan
Diet: dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, vegan
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes
Servings:4 people
Author: Timo & HurryTheFoodUp




  • Use leftover rice or cook a new batch according to package instructions.
  • Roast the cashews on low to medium heat in a pan without fat until they start to brown, then remove them.
  • Roughly chop the pineapple and banana. Dice up the red onion and chilli.
  • Fry the pineapple cubes in the pan with a little oil. Add the diced onion. When these are glazed, add chili and banana cubes. After 3-4 mins pour everything in a small bowl.
  • Roughly clean pan, fry rice in a little oil for 3-5 minutes.
  • When the rice has been roasted, stir in the coconut milk.
  • Now it’s time to mix the cashew nuts and pineapple banana sauce.
  • Finish of with some salt and pepper and if you like, a dash of curry powder.
  • Ready to serve. Don’t forget to garnish with cilantro!


IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: Then this beautiful Thai green curry might be right up your street.. The insanely popular vegan chickpea curry is always worth making too!
Thank Timo for sending us this kick-ass Pineapple Fried Rice recipe!


Nutrition Facts
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. I like the idea of this but can’t stand banana. Any suggestions for an alternative or would it work to just leave it out?

    1. Hi Tracey, yes it would definitely work by just leaving it out. Of course it would taste slightly different, but if you don’t like banana that’s probably a big positive 😀 . As to an alternative, perhaps a mango or papaya?

  2. 5 stars
    Mhhh yum, this looks great!

    1. Thanks Iris! It does, doesn’t it? 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    This sounds fantastic, so simple but I never would have thought of it! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. You’re very welcome Nicole! Enjoy 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    I made this today but with mangoes in place of bananas – it was soo delicious! Thank you x

    1. I bet it was! Cheers Rachel!

  5. 5 stars
    I love, love, love this dish. Thanks

    1. Woo, us too! Great minds think alike, Diana 😉

  6. Amazing recipe
    However I have a question. I don’t have coconut milk available but however I do have coconut milk powder . Can I use that in the recipe? If yes, How?

    1. Hi Kayla! To be honest I’m not exactly sure how to use coconut milk powder. I just looked at a product via google and noticed it’s similarly high in fat as regular canned coconut milk. That means if you dissolve it in water according to package instructions it should work fine! 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    Another wicked recipe from HTFU! We weren’t sure about the flavour combo but WOW! It all jives so well together and the curry powder knocked it out of the park (shouldn’t be optional)!

    Thanks so much for another fantastic recipe!

    1. Ahhh thank you again Veronica!! You’re very kind. It’s awesome to know people are out there and enjoying our recipes so much. Hahaha yes indeed, the curry is important! I love it too 😀

  8. 5 stars
    Absolutely amazeballs! I consistently come back to this recipe when I am looking for something savory, healthy, and best of all — easy to make!

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