Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice is so easy to make at home in 30 minutes! Skip the takeout and enjoy this savory and sweet fried rice with shrimp, pineapple, bell peppers and a flavor packed sauce!
I knew I wanted to make a fried rice recipe for my blog to share with you guys. But, it couldn’t be just any old basic rice! This is The Salty Marshmallow, and we, and you, like fun bold flavors around here! Much like my Sweet and Sour Smoked Sausage this recipe has that perfect savory/sweet combo. It’s a family favorite, and always on our weeknight menu since I can get it on the table fast.
Shrimp fried rice is a dish that consists of leftover, cold rice that has been stir-fried either in a wok or a skillet. I always use a skillet because a wok isn’t something I keep on hand, you can use either! Fried rice can be stir fried up with the usual suspects of eggs, veggies of choice, and meat if you choose. For this recipe, I left out the eggs because they just didn’t “fit” with the flavors I wanted. Instead, I use a couple of bell peppers, a bunch of sliced green onion, garlic, pineapple chunks, and shrimp. The sauce that goes on at the end is a simple mix of pineapple juice, soy sauce, and sesame oil. So simple. So satisfying!
How to Make Shrimp Fried Rice:
- You will heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add half of your olive oil and half of your sesame oil to the pan. Once the oil is nice and hot, add in your raw shrimp in a single layer. Salt and pepper to taste, and cook for one minute per side.
- Remove the shrimp into a bowl and set aside for now.
- Add the remaining olive oil to the skillet and add the bell peppers. Cook and stir for 2 minutes until beginning to soften, then add in your sliced green onions and garlic.
- Next, add your leftover rice to the pan, stir it up gently, then spread the rice into a single layer. Cook the rice for 2-3 minutes.
- Then, mix in your pineapple chunks and sauce mixture and return the shrimp to the pan.
- I recommend serving this right away for best results.
How Long is Shrimp Fried Rice Good For?
I think that shrimp fried rice is best when eaten the same day. However, you can cool it completely and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. When ready to eat the leftovers, reheat them gently in the microwave or on the stove making sure not to overcook the shrimp if possible, and add more soy sauce if desired.
Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice
- Heat one Tablespoon of the olive oil and 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
- Once the oil is sizzling hot, add the shrimp in a single layer. Cook for 1 minute, adding salt and pepper to taste, then flip and cook for one minute more.
- Use a slotted spoon to remove the shrimp to a plate or bowl.
- Heat the remaining OLIVE OIL in the skillet and when it is hot, add in the diced bell pepper and cook for 3 minutes.
- Add the green onions and garlic, cook stirring constantly for one minute, then, stir in the leftover rice.
- Spread the rice out in the pan into a single layer and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the pineapple chunks to the pan. Drizzle over the soy sauce, pineapple juice, and sesame oil, and mix everything well.
- Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the shrimp. Serve immediately.