Thai Pineapple Fried Rice (Khao Pad Sapparod)

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice (Khao Pad Sapparod)

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Marvellina
Learn all the tips you need to know to make the best Thai pineapple fried rice served in pineapple shell. This is better than any take-out!
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  • 1 large pineapple
  • 3 Tbsp cooking oil divided
  • 4 cups cooked jasmine rice (best is leftover rice)
  • 1 lb large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 large onion (peeled and diced)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts



  • 3 stalks green onion (finely chopped)
  • Fried shallots crisp


Prepare the pineapple:

  • Cut the pineapple into half lengthwise. Scoop out the meat on each half of the pineapple. Cut the meat into 1-inch cubes. You'll only need 1 cup of the pineapple cubes (drain off extra juice). Keep the rest for other use. Empty the juice that's left on the shell and set aside to place your finished dish into the pineapple shells later
  • This step is totally optional. I put the pineapple shells in the oven at 350 F and bake it for 30 minutes to dry it up. I don't like to put my fried rice in a wet pineapple shell

Cooking the fried rice:

  • Preheat a wok or large skillet. When the wok is hot, add 1 Tbsp of oil. Add the shrimp and stir fry quickly until pink and cooked through, about 2 minutes or so. Dish out and set aside
  • In the same wok, add the rest of the cooking oil. Crack in the eggs and break the yolk a little bit and then let it cook for about 10 seconds without stirring. When the eggs are half cooked, add chopped onion and stir fry for another 10 seconds. Add the rice follow by seasonings. Stir fry to mix everything
  • Add the pineapple cubes, raisins, and roasted peanuts and stir again to mix everything. Have a taste and add more fish sauce if needed. Finally, garnish with green onion, give it one last stir and dish out into the pineapple shells. Garnish with some fried shallots crisp. Serve immediately