Pineapple fried rice is such a versatile dish. It is so easy to change it to make it just the way you like it. This recipe has shrimp in it but could easily be made with chicken (or both) or even changed into a vegetarian dish by omitting the shrimp. You can also change the vegetables to those you like. If you don’t eat cashews or cilantro, leave those out of the recipe and the dish will still be tasty. (Click here to jump ahead to the recipe.)
One of the keys to this dish is cooked and chilled rice. I used white rice but you could easily substitute brown rice. If the rice is cooked and chilled, it will not be so sticky, nor need as much cooking oil. Another key to this dish is fresh pineapple. You can use canned pineapple, but the flavor is so much better with fresh pineapple.
This recipe cooks the rice in chicken broth for added flavor. For a vegetarian dish, just use vegetable broth or plain water. I incorporated a little sesame oil which gives the dish more flavor. Hope you enjoy!