Quick and Easy Pineapple Fried Rice


Pineapple fried rice with an Asian accent goes well with many things. Perfect alongside chicken and beef, but equally good with salmon, shrimp, or scallops. This comes together quickly, so get all of your ingredients prepped before you start cooking.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • ½ cup diced sweet onion

  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger root

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ cups fresh pineapple chunks

  • ½ diced red bell pepper

  • cup thawed frozen peas

  • 2 cups cold, cooked white rice

  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onion

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add diced onion and cook for about 1 minute. Add ginger and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

  2. Increase heat to medium-high; add pineapple, red bell pepper, and peas. Cook, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in rice and soy sauce; cook until sauce is well incorporated, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in sesame oil and remove from heat.

  3. Garnish with sliced green onion and sesame seeds before serving.

Cook's Notes:

To make grating ginger root easier, freeze for about 1 hour.

Also, black sesame seeds will give this a nice pop of color and add some eye appeal.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

239 Calories
9g Fat
36g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 239
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 283mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 53mg 266%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 209mg 4%

* 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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