Curry Pineapple Fried Rice


This is my version of a pineapple and curry fried rice dish served at my favorite Thai restaurant. You might think that the flavors of curry and pineapple wouldn't go together, but they do.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 3 cups water

  • 1 ½ cups uncooked white rice

  • 2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce

  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 pound boneless chicken meat, cubed

  • 1 medium onion, sliced

  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained


  1. Combine water and rice in a saucepan over high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and all liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Set rice aside.

  2. Whisk fish sauce, pineapple juice, and curry powder together in a small bowl.

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat until shimmering. Cook and stir chicken and onion in hot oil until chicken is no longer pink and onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.

  4. Stir in cooked rice, pineapple chunks, and curry mixture; cook and stir until rice is hot, 5 to 10 minutes.


Fried rice works best when made with leftover rice. For best result, cook rice (Step 1) one or more days ahead and refrigerate until ready to make the fried rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

352 Calories
6g Fat
57g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 352
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 409mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 11mg 55%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 330mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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