Pineapple fried rice

Pineapple fried rice




  • 4 cups cooked rice, cooled
  • 4 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 medium brown onion, finely diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 bunch snake beans, sliced 
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato (flesh only)
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple, chopped
  • 4 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 4 shallots (green onions), finely sliced


Step 1. Break up cold rice to remove any lumps.

Step 2. Heat half of the oil in a hot frying pan and gently fry the onion, garlic, ginger and snake beans for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.

Step 3. Add the remaining oil and rice. Cook on high heat for 3 minutes, stirring continuously.

Step 4. Add the tomato, pineapple, fish sauce and sugar. Continue to stir-fry for 3-4 minutes. Add shallots and cook for a further minute or two. Serve warm.

Pineapple fried rice

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  • We used peanut oil for flavour but you can use vegetable oil if you have it on hand.
  • A handful of cashews gives this dish extra texture and flavour, and makes it that little bit more special.
  • Snake beans are a long green bean that can be found in most Asian shops or greengrocers. If you can't find them, just substitute for regular beans.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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