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Pineapple fried rice with pineapples and ham served in a pineapple bowl
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5 from 20 votes

Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice

Hawaiian pineapple fried rice with juicy pineapple chunks, spam, red bell peppers, carrots & peas. Stir fried with day old rice with a sweet & savory sauce!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Hawaiian, Thai
Servings: 4
Calories: 546kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ Tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 cups pineapple chunks - fresh or canned
  • 4 cups cooked jasmine rice - use leftover cold rice for best results
  • 6 oz choice of protein - chicken, shrimp, ham, tofu - cut into bite sized pieces; about ¾ cup
  • 2 large eggs - beaten
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • ½ cup diced carrots
  • ½ cup diced onions
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 stalks scallions - chopped
  • 1 teaspoon toasted white sesame seeds - for garnish

Sauce

Instructions

  • This recipe will cook fast so prepare the vegetables ahead of time. If you're using canned pineapple, be sure to drain out the liquid. Then, mix the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set it aside.
    diced carrots, diced red bell pepper, and sauces in little bowls
  • Heat a large nonstick pan over medium high heat and a teaspoon of the oil. Add the beaten eggs and scramble them. Then remove them from the pan and set it aside.
    scrambled eggs in a nonstick pan
  • Add another teaspoon of the cooking oil to the pan and add your choice of protein (spam, chicken, shrimp, tofu). When the protein is fully cooked, remove it from the heat and set it aside.
    spam cubes fried in a nonstick pan
  • Add the rest of the cooking oil to the pan and add the red bell peppers, onions, and carrots. Stir fry them together for 2 to 3 minutes.
    red bell peppers, carrots, and onions stir fried in a pan
  • Next, add the cold pre-cooked rice and the sauce. Make sure to break apart any clumps of rice by pressing down with the flat side of your spatula or spoon. It's important to coat each grain of rice with the oil and sauce. Add in a teaspoon more oil if you find your rice is sticking together.
    rice stir fried with carrots and red bell peppers with seasoning
  • Once your rice is fully separated and coated with the sauce, add the eggs, protein, and pineapple back into the pan. Toss everything together for 1 minute.
    fried rice with spam and pineapple chunks in a pan
  • Lastly add the frozen peas and toss it together until the peas turn bright green.
    fried rice with pineapples and frozen peas
  • Sprinkle scallions and sesame seeds on top. Optional: serve it in pineapple bowls.
    pineapple fried rice with pineapple chunks, ham, and peas served in a pineapple boat

Notes

  1. Aloha shoyu is a slightly sweet, mild soy sauce without the acidity of regular soy sauce. 

Nutrition

Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 897mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 3510IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg