Easy Lime and Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe

Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by

The other day I bought some fresh pineapple and left a bowl of it cut up on the counter.  Sure enough, within moments of setting it down my teenage son was there, fork in hand, eating it straight out of the bowl.  Those of you with teenage boys have probably seen how food left laying around will suddenly attract attention like ants to a picnic!  My whole family loves pineapple and I decided to whip up a sweet and spicy fried rice recipe to go with our pork spare ribs for dinner tonight.  This fried rice recipe will take only minutes to make if you cook up the rice the night before.  This comes in handy for busy weeknight meals.  You can use a can of crushed pineapple or just put chunks of fresh pineapple through the food processor for a few seconds.  This fried rice recipe uses flavors more inherent to Mexican foods rather than traditional Chinese style fried rice.  Serve it alongside grilled meat and veggies for an easy summer meal!

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 Easy Lime and Pineapple Fried Rice

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Easy Lime and Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe

Easy Lime and Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe

Easy fried rice recipe with lots of citrus flavor

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple
  • 3 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 large jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 TBSP fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • Lime wedges and additional cilantro for garnish, if desired


  1. Cook rice according to package directions, using the stock and pineapple juice as your liquid instead of the recommended water. Set aside. You can do this step the night before if you want.
  2. In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the minced garlic and chopped jalapeno. Saute 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add in the pineapple and the lime juice and zest. mix well.
  5. Add in the rice and cilantro. Mix well.
  6. Serve with additional lime and cilantro if desired


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  1. That looks delicious. I'm like our son, I just eat it straight from the bowl.
  2. Looks so delicious and refreshing. I love fried rice :)
  3. Yum! Lime and pineapple are a good combo!

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