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Fried Rice with Pineapple and Almonds

A quick and easy side dish for any day of the week.

Fried Rice with Pineapple and Almonds in bowl

Fried rice is so easy to make and with just a few ingredients white rice is transformed into a delicious side dish or even a meal.

It’s a great way to use up leftover white rice too.

Make it meatless, or change it up and add your favorite meat with it for a quick and easy one-skillet meal.

I’m always amazed at how fast white rice turns into a completely different dish when it’s lightly fried with soy sauce.

I especially like how good it smells when it’s cooking.

And it lasts nicely in the fridge too and is great for reheating in the microwave for a quick snack, side dish, or even a light lunch.

When I make white rice I like to cook extra and then store it in a plastic freezer zipper bag in the freezer.

Then all I have to do is thaw it out and make fried rice with it for a quick and easy side dish.

This version of fried rice has chunks of pineapple in it which is such a nice treat along with the soy sauce and other veggies in the dish.

Here are more recipes with pineapple you may like “Grilled Cilantro Burgers with Teriyaki and Pineapple“, “Cherry Pineapple and Mandarin Orange Ambrosia” and “Pineapple Boat Fruit Salad“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Fried Rice with Pineapple and Almonds ingredients

Cooked white rice, pineapple chunks, whole or cut almonds, onion, garlic, ginger root, frozen peas and chopped carrots, egg, soy sauce, sesame oil, canola oil, salt, pepper, Chinese pea pods or cilantro for garnish

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

Chopped onions on cutting board

Dice the onion,

Chopped garlic and ginger on cutting board with knife

garlic, and ginger root (peeled ginger root).

Chopped almonds on cutting board with knife

Coarsely chop the almonds and set aside.

Pour canola oil in pan

Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add canola oil.

Stir chopped onions in pan

Add the onions and stir.

Add chopped garlic in pan with onions

Add the garlic and ginger root.  Stir.

Stir cooked white rice in pan

Add the rice and stir.

Pour soy sauce in pan with rice

Add the soy sauce…

Drizzle sesame oil in pan with rice

…sesame oil, and stir.

Stir fried rice with vegetables in pan

Add the peas and carrots, and stir.

Continue stirring for 4 minutes.

Pour beaten eggs in middle of pan with fried rice

Using a heat proof spatula, move the ingredients to the sides of the pan so the center of the pan is empty.

Add the beaten egg to just the middle of the pan.

Stir scrambled eggs in pan with fried rice

Using a spatula or wooden spoon, stir the egg just in the center of the pan as it scrambles.

When the egg is scrambled, stir it in with all of the ingredients.

Add the pepper and salt, and stir.

Fried Rice with Pineapple and Almonds in bowl

Add the pineapple chunks and stir.

Remove from the heat and add the almonds.  Stir.

Fried Rice with Pineapple and Almonds in bowl with chopsticks

Top with sliced Chinese pea pods (or chopped cilantro) and serve while warm and…

Fried Rice with Pineapple and Almonds in bowl

…enjoy.

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More Recipes With Rice You May Like:

Shrimp and Fried Rice

Spicy Chicken Rice Bowl

Sweet and Spicy Chicken with Rice

Marsala Salmon with Mushrooms and Brown Rice

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Fried Rice with Pineapple and Almonds

Fried Rice with Pineapple and Almonds

A quick and easy side dish for any day of the week.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Fried Rice, Pineapple
Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon peeled and diced ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 cup frozen peas and chopped carrots thawed
  • 1 egg scrambled
  • 4 dashes ground black pepper
  • 4 dashes salt or salt to taste
  • 3/4 cup canned pineapple chunks drained
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped raw or toasted almonds
  • ¼ cup sliced (widthwise) fresh Chinese pea pods or chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add canola oil.  Add the onions, garlic and ginger root, and stir.
  • Add the rice and stir.  Add the soy sauce and sesame oil.  Stir together. Stir in the peas and carrots. Continue stirring for 4 minutes. 
  • Using a heat proof spatula, move the ingredients to the sides of the pan so the center of the pan is empty. 
  • Add the beaten egg to just the middle of the pan. Using a spatula, stir the egg just in the center of the pan as it scrambles. 
  • When the egg is scrambled, stir it in with all of the ingredients. Add the pepper and salt.  Stir.
  • Add the pineapple chunks and stir. Remove from the heat and stir in the almonds. 
  • Top with sliced Chinese pea pods or chopped cilantro and serve while warm.
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