Coconut Curried Fried Rice with Pineapple

This curried fried rice is my very own creation. I'm the kind of person who cooks without measuring anything, so the measurements listed here are only estimates. I think that all the fun of cooking comes from substituting, experimenting, and adjusting to your own taste, so please have fun with this recipe! It has lots of great flavors and is sort of a combination of Malaysian, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 servings


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup sliced shallots

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons curry paste

  • 1 cup chopped green beans

  • ½ cup coconut milk

  • 4 cups chilled cooked rice

  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple

  • 1 cup diced tomato

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce, or to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large wok or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook until browned and fragrant, about 1 minute.

  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add curry paste and stir until well incorporated with oil. Add green beans; cook until slightly softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Mix in coconut milk and simmer until mixture is no longer watery, about 3 minutes.

  3. Add rice and toss until coated with sauce. Increase heat to medium-high. Add pineapple and tomato; stir-fry until softened and excess liquid has evaporated, 2 to 3 minutes. Add soy sauce to taste.

Cook's Notes:

You can use pretty much any Thai or Malaysian red or green curry paste.

When making fried rice, it's best to use day-old white rice that's been stored in the fridge overnight, or else your fried rice will turn out too soggy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

203 Calories
9g Fat
29g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 203
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Sodium 114mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 15mg 75%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 178mg 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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