Cook's Hideout: Thai Pineapple Fried Rice (Khao Pad Sapparot)

May 25, 2016

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice (Khao Pad Sapparot)

Blogging Marathon#64: Week 4/ Day 2
Theme: Mega BM Bookmarked Recipes 
Dish: Pineapple Fried Rice from Mireille 
For Day 2 of bookmarked dishes I have a sweet, sour and spicy Thai Pineapple fried rice from Mir's blog. I have seen pineapple fried rice recipes on any food blogs but I wasn't sure how the sweetness of the pineapple would taste in a savory rice dish. So never tried to make it at home before.
Khao Pad Sapparot
But when I saw Mir's dish, I wanted to give it a try. I had all the ingredients on hand and my husband was travelling so I took a chance and made it for myself. I have to say I really liked this dish. The sweetness from the pineapple is actually complemented by the spicy curry powder and the saltiness of the soy sauce.
Khao Pad Sapparot
If you have leftover rice, then it takes just a few minutes to put this dish together. Mir used ham and shrimp in her recipe, which I subbed with tofu and mixed vegetables to make this is a vegetarian and filling dish. Tofu absorbs all the flavors and tasted amazing in this dish.

Recipe from Mir's The Schizo Chef:

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice
  • 3cups Cooked Rice
  • 1½tbsp Curry powder (I used S&B brand curry powder)
  • 1tbsp Vegan Butter
  • 2tbsp Oil
  • 1 Small Onion, chopped
  • 2cups Mixed Vegetables of choice, chopped
  • 1cup Tofu, drained and cubed
  • 3tbsp Raisins
  • 1cup Pineapple cubes
  • 1~2tbsp Soy sauce
  • 3tbsp Cashews
  • 2tbsp Scallions, chopped
  • 1 Red Chili, thinly sliced
  • 2tbsp Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1" Ginger, finely grated
  1. Add butter and 1tbsp curry powder to the rice. Mix well to combine and set aside.
  2. In a nonstick pan, heat 1tbsp oil and saute tofu until golden brown on all sides. Remove onto a plate.
  3. In the same pan, heat remaining 1tbsp oil and add onions, ginger and garlic. Cook until the onions turn translucent. Add raisins, pineapple, mixed veegatbles and remaining 1tbsp curry powder. Cook for 3~4 minutes until the veggies are crisp tender.
  4. Add the rice, sauteed tofu and the soy sauce and mix well to coat the grains.
  5. Add the cashews and scallions and toss for another 2 minutes.
  6. Finally add the chili and cilantro. Stir fry for 1 more minute. Serve warm!!
Khao Pad Sapparot

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 64.


  1. Very interesting the pineapple in the rice.

  2. That rice seem to be a wonderful mix of sweet and different flavours!..I have mostly used pineapple in rice for the Kasmiri Pulao and like it..this sounds similar to it..good one.

  3. I too had put off making pineapple fried rice for a long time thinking it might be too sweet but got around to finally making it a few weeks back and loved it. Yours looks so colorful and good.

  4. Looks so colorful and yummy. I make it little different but I like ur version.

  5. Even I am skeptical adding pineapple to savory dishes. Fried rice looks good.

  6. Such a colourful dish Pavani. The fried rice looks so delicious and love your awesome snaps..

  7. Pineapple fried rice looks yummy.. I haven't tried in Thai or anywhere.. After watching ur pic wanted to try😊

  8. Pineapple in fried rice would not be my first pick. But your version looks so good I know I am going to have to try.

  9. Wow, one of my favorite dish in Thai Cuisine. Looks delicious Pavani

  10. Oh god, this pineapple fried rice is calling me, who can resist to this incredible Thai dish.

  11. Pineapple fried rice is in my to do list.Your version looks tempting and beautiful.

  12. I am always wary of adding sweet ingredients to savory dishes...but now that I have seen quite a few converts, I must give it a shot! Looks beautiful

  13. Such a flavor packed rice. This would be a hit at our place :)


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