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Ginger Pineapple Fried Rice

Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 780kcal


  • 5 cups basmati rice leftover cooked, from 2 cups of raw rice*
  • 3 tablespoons canola peanut oil, or other high smoke-point oil
  • 3 tablespoons ginger finely minced fresh peeled
  • 5 green onions , both the white parts and the greens, separated, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup fresh pineapple diced, 1/4 inch cubes, see How to Cut Pineapple
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil


  • Sauté onions and ginger: Heat a large sauté pan on medium high heat. Swirl in a tablespoon of oil to coat the pan.
  • When the oil is shimmering hot, add the ginger and the white and pale greens parts of the green onions.
  • Stir fry green onions and ginger
  • Sprinkle with salt and stir fry until fragrant, about a minute.
  • Brown the rice: Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan. When the oil is hot, add the cooked, leftover rice to the pan, breaking it up with your fingers as you sprinkle it into the pan.
  • Let the rice fry in the pan without moving it for a minute or two, until it starts to brown. Then stir it so that it turns over in the pan, and let it cook for a minute or two more.
  • Stir in pineapple, more green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil: Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chopped pineapple, sliced green onion greens, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
  • Add salt to taste and serve.