Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 20, 2022
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


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. In same pan, heat remaining 1 tablespoon 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.