Pineapple Fried Rice

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on April 3, 2011

I love Chinese food. Some would even go so far as to say that I’m addicted to. But it’s only an addiction if it becomes a problem. And clearly, loving Chinese food isn’t a problem. If it was, our little town wouldn’t be peppered with so many Chinese restaurants. Seriously, I think that we have more Chinese restaurants than all of the other restaurants combined.

For years Hubs and I had a day every week dedicated to ordering take-out from one of our many favorite Chinese restaurants. We’d sit on the couch in p.j.s and watch episodes of Grey’ Anatomy. Back when it was worth watching. We called it Chinese Thursday. We’re clever like that.

Sadly, that was almost two years ago. We’ve had to give it up our Chinese addiction, to fund my stay-at-home addiction instead.

It was worth the trade off. {Most days.}

Thankfully, we’ve found a few recipes to take place of our weekly Chinese food meals. Like Baked Crab Rangoon. Remember these babies?

Baked Crab Rangoon


Normally I like my Chinese food spicy, but every once in a while I like to stick with something more traditional. Fried rice. Only when I make something, it’s never usually that traditional. Hence this sweet twist on a classic recipe.

Double Yum.

Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice

Adapted from

  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil (or olive oil)
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 large can pineapple chunks, drained
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup soy sauce, to taste

Cook rice according to package directions. Set aside to cool.

Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the green onions, chicken, and peas in the hot oil until onions have softened, about 2 minutes. Stir the pineapple and cook until pineapple begins to darken, about 2 minute.

Move ingredients to the side of the wok and pour the beaten eggs in the center. Cook until the eggs begins to set. Stir together all contents of the wok.

Add the rice, sugar, salt, pepper and garlic powder into the wok; stir constantly to keep from sticking. Cook until heated through, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle the rice with the soy sauce, and stir to combine.

Meal Plan


Monday: Bacon-wrapped turkey tenderloin
Tuesday: Pineapple fried rice {recipe above}
Wednesday: Chicken and pineapple quesadillas
Thursday: Peanut Noodle Salad {Eat Better America}
Friday: Homemade pizza on beer battered crust and homemade sauce {}
Saturday: Leftovers
Sunday: Ham Linguine


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1 Melissa April 4, 2011 at 10:46 am

This looks soooo good! I love pineapple and I love Chinese food! I’m adding this to my meal plan, along with your Crab Rangoons! Thanks :)

2 Allison April 4, 2011 at 10:22 pm

OK, now I wish that I had some crab rangoon to go with it. I’m making this tomorrow and just realized that we ate the last batch I had in the freezer. :-(

3 mandy schneider April 4, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Hi! I just discovered your blog and I had to make this fried rice as my first recipe from you and I doubled the batch and Boy O Boy!!! It was delicious!!! My daughter ate half of it on her own..she couldn’t get enough LOL! so this recipe will be made again for sure! :) ..thank you so much!!!

4 Allison April 4, 2011 at 10:21 pm

I’m so glad that you enjoyed it! It’s addicting, isn’t it?

5 Lindsey April 5, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Yum! I love pineapple fried rice, so yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

6 dearabbyleigh April 6, 2011 at 12:26 pm

just made this! delicious!

added some spicy chile sauce to kick it up a notch :)


7 Allison April 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm

So glad you liked it! Great idea to add chile sauce.

8 Kate April 7, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Great side dish!

9 Happier Than A Pig in Mud April 8, 2011 at 5:28 am

This sounds great! Love the pineapple:@)

10 Megan April 8, 2011 at 7:49 am


11 madisonavenue April 8, 2011 at 5:06 pm

ooh this is making my mouth water! Chinese is my favorite!!! thanks for linking up :)

12 madisonavenue April 8, 2011 at 5:08 pm

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13 Southern Fried Gal April 10, 2011 at 11:17 am

This looks awesome! I have never made fried rice because I thought it was complicated. You inspired me to give it a try. I especially like that you use brown rice in your recipe. Yum!

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