Friday, August 26, 2011

Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe


First of all… I just have to say THANK YOU to my cute little brother and sis-in-law. They got me one of these for my birthday in the spring… (It just came about a month ago. There were complications with delivery. :)

Jealous? You should be. Aren’t they good to me!!! It has been so fun to experiment with and it’s just so nice to have light is my light-lacking apartment. THANK YOU!!!

Second of all… this is a really yummy version of fried rice. A real twist. Shrimp is growing on me. My friend shared a bag with me as they were cleaning out and moving, so it has been fun to experiment. Texture is a big thing for Doug and he wasn’t quite ready for the peanuts and pineapples, and though he knows better then to tell me so Smile, I could tell it wasn’t his favorite. I however, really liked it. So you just never know until you try it out, I guess. :) (I also threw some ham and tomatoes in there.)

Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe (Taste of Home)

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups cooked instant brown rice
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1/2 pound cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup chopped cashews
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a small bowl, whisk eggs. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add eggs; cook and stir until set; remove from the skillet and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the rice pineapple, shrimp, cashews, peas and green onions; heat through. Combine the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sugar, sesame oil and pepper; stir into rice mixture. Stir in eggs. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1-1/3 cups equals 342 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 128 mg cholesterol, 521 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 16 g protein.


Amy Jo Romney said...

I'm glad you like your photo booth, but I feel bad that I didn't get anything for the other brother's and sisters birthdays. Your birthday just happened to hit when we were doing good with money. After some seen and unseen expenses, we just couldn't afford to get the other brothers and sisters presents when their birthday's hit. So, siblings in-law, if your reading this, we love you too, and will get you all really cool presents on your birthdays, someday.

jess and seth said...

Oh sure, Amy, where's my photo booth? Sheesh, all my delectable dishes just going to waste, and some cooking blog that will now never be . . . I hope you can sleep at night. :) I am so hit and miss with b-days. And besides, when you guys make it big, we're expecting you to support all the rest of us!

And this recipe looks really good--I'll bet Seth would actually like fried rice (I always picture Daddy saying, "Flied Lice!" in his funny accent!) if it had shrimp instead of ham or pork, like I usually make it. He'd probably be with Doug on the nuts, though . . .