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Vegan Pineapple Fried Rice
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Pineapple Fried Rice

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai Inspired
Keyword: Pineapple Fried rice, Vegan fried rice


  • 2 cups cooked rice jasmine rice tastes the best with the recipe. Brown rice can be added too
  • 2- 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 + 1/2 cup chopped carrotsbeans, broccoli, cabbage [small pieces]
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp chopped spring onion
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp red chilli sauce optional
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika or red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • sale to taste
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar optional
  • small lime halved
  • or a handful of coriander leaves for garnish
  • 1 tbsp raisins optional
  • 2 tbsp chopped roasted cashews optional
  • 1/2 Jalapeno slices


  • In a large wok, heat 2tbsp of oil, add chopped pineapple, carrots, beans, broccoli. Saute for 3-5 mins. Stir constantly. Edges of the pineapple will be caramelized and veggies should be soft. Veggies can be cooked separately and added here.
  • Add garlic, turmeric, black pepper, paprika, sugar(not needed if the pineapple is well ripe), stir constantly for about a minute in medium flame.
  • Reduce the flame, add another tbsp of oil. Add cashews and raisins. Cook until fragrant, for about 30 seconds.
  • Add salt, rice, and stir to combine. Cook until rice is heated. Stir occasionally, about 3 minutes.
  • Combine soy sauce, vinegar, cumin powder & sugar in a bowl. when the rice is heated, add this and mix well. Adjust the spices if required
  • Adjust the spices if required.
  • Garnish using cilantro and spring onion. Add in the juice of 1/2 lime for some extra tanginess and sliced jalapeno for fragrance.
  • Combine well.


  • would always recommend using fresh pineapple for this pineapple fried rice. Fresh is just the best here!
  • Jasmine rice or brown rice or Basmati is preferred choice of Rice for this recipe
  • Cook Rice: in Instant pot: Rinse the rice well.  Rice to water ratio is  1:1(1/4).  Add salt and tablespoon full of oil. Let the rice cook for about 12 mins in the rice mode
  • pressure cooker: add a 1: 2 ratio of rice to water.Add salt and tablespoon full of oil while cooking let it whistle 3 to 4 times.