Summer is around the corner and fresh tropical fruit is in season. One of my favorite is pineapple, everything from chili on top to Pina Coladas! Thai Pineapple Fried Rice is a classic Thai recipe that combines the sweet and tang of pineapple with comforting fried rice. I made this recipe with shrimp, but you could definitely add, Chicken, Chinese Sausage, or even Spam! My mom actually adds Spam when she makes it for my dad. Asparagus was also on sale so I steamed some to have on the side to add in more veggies.
If you’re making the recipe with a whole pineapple, then I highly recommend serving the rice in the hallowed out Pineapple shell. My family loved the way it looked, and if you’re having guest then it’s definitely a wow factor for a dinner party. Try to to use fresh pineapple for this recipe, even pre-cut is better than canned. You won’t get the tanginess in canned pineapple, and that acidity is needed for this recipe. Another tip is to use day old rice that’s been refrigerated. The cold rice will hold its shape better when stir frying, otherwise using fresh rice can get mushy. As with all stir fry’s, the cooking is fast, so have your items prepped and serve the rice while its still hot. Enjoy!