10-Minute Dinner: Pineapple Fried Rice

Well, the sister is officially married. She looked like an angel, in an airy, vintage-style strapless dress from Etsy. The tables were decorated in blush pink with little paper cranes folded from Maneki Neko paper. It was really just a beautiful day because it was a celebration of nothing but a remarkable love shared between two people. It wasn’t about being showy or snobby. It was just a boy and a girl who have been with each other through a lot of hard times. And together, they’ve made those hard times manageable, and worth laughing about, and they’ve become stronger through them all.

And, oh. Can you tell they made me fall in love with their love? My sweet sis. Her sweet lover boy.

Happy sigh.

So, quick post for today because I’m all hopped up on romantic bliss and would really rather start an epi of Downton Abbey than sit on a cold chair and blog about pineapple rice.

But, ooooh. Pineapple rice.

Maybe I happen to be in love with being vegan right now, too.

(Note: maybe means heck yes I am.)

Happy sigh.


Vegan Pineapple Fried Rice


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 red pepper, diced
3 cups sweet brown rice, cooked
3 tablespoons vegetable broth
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/4 cup peas, frozen
1 cup fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
1/2 cup toasted coconut
1 cup roasted & salted cashews
1/2 cup scallions
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped


Heat the oils in a large wok. Add the garlic and red pepper. Cook the red pepper until slightly softened, about 1 minute. Toss in the rice, broth, soy sauce, and curry powder. Heat until the rice is sizzling Remove from heat, add the peas, pineapple, coconut, cashews, and scallions. Stir until well mixed. Top with cilantro and serve immediately.

26 Responses to “10-Minute Dinner: Pineapple Fried Rice”

  1. Skye says:

    This looks amazing! Question about making rice or other grains ahead of time: does it still taste as fresh? I’m not a big fan of reheated rice when just eaten with beans, but maybe the secret is cooking it again with the rest of the dish so it’s fresh?

    • Brooke says:

      Hi Skye! Sweet Brown Rice that has been cooked to perfection in a good rice cooker reheats incredibly. I’m picky about the whole “dry rice” thing, and don’t like reheating white rice. But, short grain, sweet brown rice maintains it’s addictively crunchy/chewy texture during reheating. I always reheat it in a covered, microwave-safe bowl, and add about a tablespoon of water to the mix to maintain moisture. Hope that helps!

  2. Linda says:

    I lovelovelove stirfry! I just made some vegetable chow mein yesterday. I’m so trying this recipe:-) I’ll let you know how the tribe likes it.

  3. zombiesgirl says:

    Ooh, Downton Abbey, that would be nice around now… so much better than actually going back to work. I was trying to think of something British and girly I liked as much, but the only things I really love are the Jane Austens from the 1990s.
    I wish I had room in my kitchen for a rice cooker, but seeing as how I’ve given away the last two due to a lack of room, I’m not sure I’m meant to have one.

  4. Jamica WIlcox says:

    Mmmmmmm! “Mmmmm” to this delish- dish and “Mmmmm” to a happy weddings that make you fall in love with love again! :) Hope your family trip is wonderfully relaxing!

    PS I just melted my rice cooker last year and didn’t think I was really missing it. This recipe makes me rethink that need! Any good suggestions for my next rice cooker?

    • Brooke says:

      Awww. Thanks, Jame!

      I totes have a rice cooker preference: Zojirushi is my favorite brand. It’s absurdly simple to use, to clean up, and the rice cooker even looks nice on the countertop. Yay yum!

  5. anna says:

    mmm lovely! you are single handedly feeding my family lately! i love rice too, it’s my go to staple when i’m trying to be gluten free (which i mostly am…mostly). can’t wait to make this!

  6. Rana says:

    This was our supper last night and everyone ate it. I bulked it up a bit and was able to send it to work / school with people who spend their days “away”. Thank you!

  7. Erin says:

    I love this fried rice! Pineapple is my favorite kind.

  8. Skye says:

    Hmm, I think I might have used the wrong rice, plus no added water, plus no rice cooker! Thank you for the specific tips- I will have to try those changes! :)

  9. I love you sis. I will have to try making this :)

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