Easy Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice on a copper plated garnished with parsley
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4 from 8 votes

Easy Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe

Easy Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice is a quick and easy weeknight meal full of fresh, briny gulf shrimp, fluffy rice, chives, garlic, and pineapple chunks, bursting with juicy sweetness that your family will love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: recipe for shrimp and fried rice, how to make fried rice with shrimp and pineapple
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 403kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby

Ingredients

  • 2 boil-in-bags of Basmati Rice*
  • 20 oz can pineapple tidbits or chunks in pineapple juice undrained
  • 1 Tbsp chives chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 lb fresh or frozen gulf shrimp peeled, deveined with the tails removed
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar

Instructions

  • Prepare rice according to the directions on the package, set aside.
  • While the rice is cooking, combine the pineapple and juice, chives, parsley, and crushed red pepper flakes in a bowl and set aside.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the shrimp and sauté for about 3 minutes total, or until the shrimp are cooked. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until it is fragrant.
  • Add the rice, soy sauce, and sugar. Cook, stirring constantly, until thoroughly heated. Add the pineapple mixture and shrimp and cook for another minute or so until everything is thoroughly heated.

Notes

Notes: *You can substitute 1 cup of uncooked rice and prepare it according to the directions on the package.
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Nutrition

Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 234mg | Sodium: 663mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 4.7mg