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!
Course: Main Dish
Keyword: recipe for shrimp and fried rice, how to make fried rice with shrimp and pineapple
20ozcan pineapple tidbits or chunks in pineapple juiceundrained
1/2tspdried crushed red pepper flakes
1-1/2lbfresh or frozen gulf shrimppeeled, deveined with the tails removed
2clovesgarlicminced or grated
1/4cuplow-sodium soy sauce
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: *You can substitute 1 cup of uncooked rice and prepare it according to the directions on the package.[nutrition-label]