Thai Pineapple Fried Rice (KHAO PAD SAPPAROT)
Thai pineapple fried rice is quick, healthy and easy vegetarian dinner. This one-skillet dinner comes together in 15 minutes. This is not average Chinese fried rice , staying true to it’s name – this is super tasty Thai fried rice and it’s BOMB!
Servings: 4 servings
- 2 cups pre-cooked rice Jasmine rice is best
- 1 ¼ cup fresh pineapple cubes
- 1 cup green onions
- 1 carrot large
- 1 red bell peppers small
- ¼ cup frozen corn
- ¼ cup frozen green peas
- 5 cloves garlic finely chopped
- 2 teaspoon ginger finely chopped
- ⅓ cup fresh Thai basil chopped
- 2 tablespoon sesame oil or peanut oil
For Sauce -
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
For Garnish –
- ¼ cup cashews
- ¼ cup roasted peanuts crushed
- Fresh green onions
- Few fresh Thai basil leaves
For best fried rice use left-over(pre-cooked) rice from the day before. Plan ahead and cook rice like you normally would, spread on a large plate or baking tray to cool. Transfer into air-tight container and store in fridge until use.
Get everthing prepped and ready – chop all the vegetables. Stir in all the ingredients mentioned under the sauce category, whisk and keep it aside near the wok.
Place large wok/skillet on high heat. Wait until it’s smoky hot. Pour sesame oil. When oil turns hot add finely chopped ginger and garlic and saute for 1 minute high heat.
Add chopped green onions and give it a quick toss. Continue tossing/stirring for 30 seconds.
Add chopped carrots and red bell peppers. Toss for 3 minutes stirring continuously. Cook carrots and bell peppers until just done (don’t cook it completely).
Add frozen corn and peas (that are pre-cooked) and toss for 2 minutes.
Then stir in the cooked rice and season with salt and Thai curry powder(we substituted Thai curry powder with pepper powder) and the soy sauce mix.
Next, add the pineapple and the cashews. Stir until well combined.
Garnish with little sesame seeds, the green onions, cashews, crushed peanuts. Serve in pineapple bowl warm. Enjoy!
Serving: 0g | Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 464mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3950IU | Vitamin C: 74.4mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 3.2mg