Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice

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According to one of my favorite 4 year olds- this is rice with the ‘yucky stuff’.   He actually loves fried rice- but announces what would make you think different. 

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His momma- one of my favorite age-to-be-undisclosed  persons, ever- was telling me this story in between giggles.  Little man likes the rice that his daddy gets- with all the ‘yucky stuff’

By yucky stuff, he means: golden raisins, pineapple, peas, all the the above. 

Well, this is a first.  Yucky stuff inspired me. 

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I decided that my own fried rice could be just as yummy as the kind you get at the fast food places and all-you-can-eat buffets.   My Fireman loves fried rice.  Like L-O-V-E. 

I’ve been a less than appeasing wife I suppose because this is the first time I’ve made him fried rice. 

Kinda. Sorta. 

The other time we don’t talk about.  There has just been one other time, and it will haunt me forever.  Well- forever, until now.  I’m proud of this dish. 

To save you the cringe, I started with an entire bottle of soy sauce.. and ended with one that was 3/4 empty. 

Don’t ask.. because I really don’t know- actually, I don’t remember.  My brain must have deleted that memory.  I’m ashamed mainly because I knew better. 

Gahhh.  My fingers are swelling just thinking about it. 

What I DO remember was getting about 2 bites in and deciding I was having cereal for dinner.  I looked at my Fireman (misery all over his face) and then looked down at his empty plate. 

Poor guy.  He is so nice to me. 

No fast forward about 4 years- and I’ve advanced to bigger and better things: Yucky Rice

The sweetness of the pineapple and golden raisins makes a delicious addition to the salty soy sauce mixture and shrimp. 

I believe my fear of fried rice is over.  I think I’ll plan to add this into my regular rotation- such good progress I’ve made. 

And for fun (and to take your mind off my outrageous cooking spoof..) a picture of my favorite 4-year old.

What about you?  Have you ever made a crazy cooking mistake?  Make me feel better about myself, here- people!  Tehe!


Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups each

Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice


  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups cooked long-grain rice, chilled
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins


Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl.

Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook 4 minutes or until done. Remove from pan; keep warm. Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in pan. Add eggs; stir-fry 30 seconds or until soft-scrambled, stirring constantly. Stir in onions, garlic, and ginger; stir-fry 1 minute. Stir in soy sauce mixture, shrimp, rice, and peas; cook 3 minutes. Add in pineapple and allow to heat through. Serve with bean sprouts and about 1 tablespoon golden raisins.

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 388; Fat: 12 g; Carbohydrate: 42.3 g; Fiber: 3.1 g; Protein: 26.1 g



  1. Would you please add sodium to your nutritional information? Thanks

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