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Not Your Typical Pineapple Fried Rice

  • Author: Chocolate Covered Cheetah


  • 1 pineapple, hollowed out, 1 cup pineapple reserved
  • 4 cups rice, cooked
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, crushed
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup roasted, salted sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbs cilantro, chopped


  1. Cut pineapple in half and hallow it out, reserving 1 cup of chopped pineapple
  2. Heat peanut oil in a wok or frying pan on high
  3. Add rice, reduce heat to medium, cook 2 minutes tossing occasionally with a wooden spoon
  4. Add soy sauce and fish sauce, toss
  5. Increase heat to high, add red onion, tomatoes, pineapple, carrots and ginger, cook 2 minutes tossing frequently
  6. Reduce heat to medium-low, add dried cranberries, sunflower seeds and cilantro, cook 2 minutes tossing occasionally
  7. Fill each pineapple shell with 1/2 rice mixture