Forget take-out and make your own homemade fried rice at home! With a sweet and savoury combination, this pineapple shrimp fried rice recipe is incredibly tasty and sure to be a favourite in your home as it is ours!
Making fried rice at home is beyond easy (and so tasty!).
To make this restaurant favourite in your kitchen, you just need some simple ingredients and you’re on your way to flavour town!
I just adore sweet and savoury combinations so this pineapple shrimp fried rice is right up my alley.
Most often, rice is served as a side dish (and you can totally do that here) but, honestly, this pineapple shrimp fried rice is that good, you’re gonna want to eat a big ol’ plate of it (I know I always do).
And, if you have them, serve the fried rice in cute little take-out containers. Always adorable, if you ask me!
Once you make homemade fried rice, there’s no going back to take-out.
Why We Love This Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe
- This fried rice recipe comes together in less than 20 minutes (if you have your rice prepped ahead of time).
- It’s awesome making a restaurant favourite at home (while staying in cozy clothes).
- It’s made with some pretty simple ingredients, nothing complicated.
- Fried rice is a great way to use leftover rice.
- It tastes incredibly delicious!
How to Make Fried Rice At Home
Full details are in the recipe card below, but here are the basics:
- Melt a little butter in a wok and scramble an egg. Remove it for later.
- Heat some oil in the wok, then cook the shrimp; transfer them to a plate when cooked.
- Cook the bell pepper with carrot, garlic and ginger for just a bit (you still want some texture in those veggies!)
- Add the cooked rice and seasonings.
- Give everything a little stir and cook to heat through.
- Add in your cooked shrimp and pineapple.
- Stir to incorporate.
- Mix in your reserved scrambled egg.
- Now it’s ready to enjoy!
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Do I Have to Use A Wok?
Not at all!
A non-stick wok was used here, but you can definitely use a regular non-stick frying pan if that’s what you have.
More Recipe Tips
Use cold rice! That works best for fried rice.
Speaking of rice, ensure you break up any clumps before adding to your wok. Use your hands (or add the tiniest bit of water to break up). Nobody wants clumpy rice!
You’ll want about 3.5 to 4 cups of cooked rice. Depending on the variety of rice you use, you’ll generally need about ¾ to 1 cup of uncooked rice to yield this amount of cooked rice.
Prep all your ingredients before starting to cook your fried rice. This recipe comes together quickly.
Prefer to omit the egg? That’s okay! You can totally omit if you like (or add another one if you’re a fan).
If you like a little more seasoning, feel free to add a touch more soy sauce.
I love to garnish with lots of green onion (and sometimes chili pepper). It adds flavour and a lovely pop of colour!
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Hope you love this homemade fried rice recipe as much as we do!
If you make this pineapple shrimp fried rice, be sure to leave a comment below. Love to know how you enjoyed!
Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice
- 3.5 to 4 cups cool COOKED long grain rice (or whatever leftover rice you have on hand)
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 1 large egg , whisked
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil , divided
- ½ pound small shrimp , cleaned and shells and tails removed
- 1 small bell pepper , chopped small
- 1 carrot , peeled and cut into thin strips
- 3 cloves garlic , minced
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce (or regular)
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon fish sauce
- ⅔ cup chopped canned pineapple (cut into small cubes)
- Sliced green onion (garnish, optional)
- Sliced chili pepper (garnish, optional)
- Add butter to a wok over medium heat. Once melted, add egg and scramble until just done (this should only take a minute or two). Once egg is done, transfer to a plate and set aside.
- Wipe out wok and heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add shrimp and cook, stirring often, for 3 to 5 minutes or until cooked through. Once done, transfer the shrimp to a plate and set aside.
- Heat remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in wok and add bell pepper, carrot, garlic and ginger to wok and cook, stirring often, for a couple of minutes. The bell pepper should still have some crispness. Add cooked cooled rice to wok, stirring in.
- Mix together soy sauce with sesame oil and fish sauce and pour over rice mixture, stirring in, and heating rice through.
- Stir cooked shrimp and pineapple into the rice mixture to warm through. Transfer fried rice to a serving dish. Garnish, if desired, with green onion and chili pepper. Enjoy!
- Use cold rice! That works best for fried rice.
- Speaking of rice, ensure you break up any clumps before adding to your wok. Use your hands (or add the tiniest bit of water to break up). Nobody wants clumpy rice!
- You’ll want about 3.5 to 4 cups of cooked rice. Depending on the variety of rice you use, you’ll generally need about ¾ to 1 cup of uncooked rice to yield this amount of cooked rice.
- Prep all your ingredients before starting to cook your fried rice. This recipe comes together quickly.
Nutrition estimate (if provided) is based on 1 Serving.
Nutrition information (if provided) is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an estimate only. Ingredients can vary and Girl Heart Food makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are guidelines only.