Pineapple and Shrimp Thai Fried Rice

Try this tasty Pineapple & Shrimp Fried Rice recipe is the ideal mix of sweet and savory – with sautéed green onions, chili pepper, cilantro, and soy sauce.

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Pineapple and Shrimp Thai Fried Rice

Servings SERVES 6

Ingredients

  • 2 bags Success® Jasmine Rice
  • 4 green onions (green part only)
  • 1 red chili pepper, seeds removed
  • 2 Tbsps fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 can (20 oz.) pineapple tidbits, drained (reserve 1/4 cup juice)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ Tbsps soy sauce
  • 1 lb frozen cooked shrimp, thawed and rinsed with cold water

Instructions

  • Made with red chili pepper, green onion, and cilantro paste, this recipe comes together in minutes. Try this Pineapple and Shrimp Thai Fried Rice tonight – your tastebuds can thank us later.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Place green onions, chili pepper, and cilantro in a food processor and process until finely chopped.

    Step 3

  • While rice is cooking, mix pineapple tidbits and reserved 1/4 cup juice with chopped ingredients in a small bowl.

    Step 4

  • Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat and add garlic. Sauté garlic for 30 seconds. Add soy sauce and pineapple mixture to skillet, and heat to a boil. Remove from heat and add shrimp to skillet. Stir to heat shrimp. Fold in hot, cooked rice.

Tasty Thai Rice

This recipe ticks all the boxes for a traditional Thai recipe. Aromatic Jasmine Rice, check. Sweet exotic fruit, check. Spicy red chili peppers, double-check! With all those traditional Southeast Asian flavors, it’s not tasty, it’s Thai tasty.

Like most Thai recipes, this one begins with a fragrant base of fresh herbs and peppers. You’ll start things off with a sweet and spicy core of blended green onions, chili peppers, and cilantro. This combination gets added with pineapple chunks and then combined in a large skillet with garlic and sautéed through. This step is highly important, as the heat will bring out the fragrant flavors of this mixture.

Once this step is complete, you’re only a few minutes away from finishing off your Pineapple Shrimp rice. At this point, all you’ll need is some fresh shrimp and two bags of our Success® Boil-in-Bag Jasmine Rice, which can be cooked in the microwave or stovetop. Add shrimp to skillet, cook through and when they have lost their pink color, fold in the previously cooked rice. Heat all together and enjoy!