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Pineapple Fried Rice

Prep: 20 min., Cook: 9 min.

Southern Living Cooking School APRIL 2008

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings


  • 1 pound unpeeled, medium-size raw shrimp
  • 1 cup MAHATMA Basmati Rice or Jasmine Enriched Thai Fragrant Long Grain Rice
  • 1 (20-oz.) can pineapple tidbits, drained*
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 large red chile pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lite soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Garnish: fresh cilantro sprigs


1. Peel shrimp; devein, if desired.

2. Prepare rice according to package directions.

3. Stir together pineapple and next 3 ingredients.

4. Sauté shrimp in 1 Tbsp. hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from skillet.

5. Reduce heat to medium. Sauté garlic in remaining 2 Tbsp. hot oil in skillet 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Stir in hot cooked rice, fish sauce, soy sauce, and sugar; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Fold in pineapple mixture and cooked shrimp. Cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Garnish, if desired.

*2 cups chopped fresh pineapple may be substituted.


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