Pineapple Fried Rice

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This flavorful Pineapple Fried rice is simple, economical, easy to prepare and tastes amazing! Brown rice seasoned with marinated tofu, green onions, garlic, bell pepper and sweet and juicy pineapple chunks.

Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice Skillet


Now you can skip take out and make your own pineapple fried rice with this quick, easy and tasty recipe, ready in 30 minutes, I was contemplating whether to make a Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice or a Thai Pineapple Fried, after much deliberating, I decided to prepare my own version of vegan pineapple fried rice.

I’m crazy about fried rice because it is a great way to use leftover rice plus it is so easy to prepare and customizable, like my Easy Vegan Fried Rice, Spring Fried Rice and Vegan Fried Rice with Hijiki Seaweed are perfect for easy weeknight meals.

Vegan Pineapple Fried Rice

Tips For Making The Best Pineapple Fried Rice

  • It’s important that you rinse your rice until clear to reduce the starch,
  • Use Day Old Rice- Freshly cooked rice is too sticky because it has extra moisture, compared to day-old rice which has dried out some. So the next time you make rice, prepare double the amount so you can save some in the refrigerator for making fried rice the next day.
  • You can use fresh pineapple or canned.
  • Note that you can also bake the marinated tofu in an oven preheated at 400 F, transfer marinated tofu cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet that has been lightly sprayed. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown, turning halfway.

How To Cook Pineapple Fried Rice

To cook pineapple fried rice, heat oil in a large skillet or wok, cook marinated tofu cubes until golden brown. Move tofu to one side of the skillet and add green onion, garlic, ginger, bell pepper and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.  Add pineapple chunks and stir. Combine Bragg’s liquid aminos, ketchup, and cayenne pepper. Stir sauce into skillet, add rice and stir to coat. garnish with green onions and serve.

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

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(Per portion)
  • Energy: 331 kcal / 1384 kJ
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Carbs: 57 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • For:
  • 6 Servings


Tofu Marinade

Fried Rice



  1. Place tofu cubes in a large bowl. toss tofu with Bragg's liquid aminos and sesame oil. Allow tofu to marinate for 20 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator, flipping halfway.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high. Add tofu and cook until golden brown. '
  3. Using a large spoon, move tofu cubes to one side in the skillet, add green onion, garlic, ginger, bell pepper and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in pineapple chunks.
  4. Combine ketchup with Bragg's liquid aminos and cayenne pepper in a small bowl, add to skillet and stir. Add rice and stir to fully coat. Season with salt as needed. Serve immediately.


Pineapple Fried Rice

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Jackie
    June 8, 2019

    Beautiful recipes, they all look mouthwatering and I can’t wait to try. Thank you xx

  2. Kris
    September 11, 2018

    Pineapple Fried Rice is so flavorful and amazing.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      September 12, 2018

      Thank you Kris, I’m so happy you enjoyed it.

  3. Veronica
    August 29, 2018

    Hi there, this looks so good, I am going to try it. I think I will be adding this to page soon! BTW why add ketchup?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      August 29, 2018

      Thank you Veronica, I added ketchup for color, flavor, and originality but you can leave it out.