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Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice delivers sweet heat to this easy dish.

This recipe goes with Coconut Chicken with Pineapple Fried Rice

Southern Living NOVEMBER 2013

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 3/4 cup diced sweet onion
  • 1 teaspoon Asian chili-garlic sauce
  • 3 cups cold cooked basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
  • Salt to taste


Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add pineapple, onion, and chili-garlic sauce, and sauté 6 to 8 minutes or until onions are lightly caramelized. Add rice, red bell pepper, cilantro, and lime zest; stir-fry 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat, and stir in cilantro leaves. Add salt to taste.


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