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Easy Shrimp Fried Rice with Pineapple

This Easy Shrimp Fried Rice with Pineapple is a bright, summery dish full of wholesome ingredients like juicy pineapple, pan-fried shrimp, veggies, eggs and leftover rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: how to make egg fried rice, pineapple fried rice, shrimp rice
Servings: 6
Calories: 284kcal

Equipment

  • Stove

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces raw small or medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 small red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 stalks green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots mix
  • 3 to 4 cups leftover rice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, or to taste
  • sesame oil, for garnish
  • sliced green onions, for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • To a mixing bowl, add shrimp, salt, pepper and cornstarch; toss to combine and set aside.
  • Set a wok or a large skillet over high heat. When skillet is hot, add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and heat it up.
  • Add shrimp to the hot oil and cook for about 1 minute, or until cooked through, stirring halfway through cooking. Remove shrimp from the pan and set them aside.
  • Return wok to the burner and lower heat to medium-high.
  • Add beaten eggs to the wok and stir them around to scramble.
  • Remove cooked eggs from the wok and set aside.
  • Return wok to the burner; add the oil and increase heat to high.
  • Add peppers and green onions and cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir in pineapple and cook for a minute.
  • Add carrots and peas; cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add cooked rice; mix and stir until everything is combined.
  • Arrange rice in one layer and cook for about 2 minutes, or until it starts to sizzle. Stir in soy sauce.
  • Add cooked shrimp and eggs back to the wok.
  • Sprinkle with sesame oil and stir around until everything is combined.
  • Remove from heat. Taste for soy sauce and add more, if needed.
  • Garnish with green onions, if desired, and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 225mg | Sodium: 959mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3747IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 2mg