This Thai Paradise Fried Rice recipe uses cashews, pineapple, scallions and sweet golden raisins for a delicious fried rice that can be a side dish or a main dish.
I had this rice at a little Thai joint by my house a few weeks ago and totally fell in love with it. Cashews, pineapple, and sweet little golden raisins.
One of my favorite meal-planning tricks is to make sure I always make twice the amount of rice I need so I can save half of it for fried rice! Here’s a link to a post I wrote about how to make perfect jasmine rice.
Fried rice turns out best when you use leftover rice that has been sitting in the fridge.
It helps keep the rice sturdy through its second turn on the stove top and keeps it from turning into mush.
Because it’s the middle of winter and I don’t live in Hawaii, I used canned pineapple tidbits for this paradise rice recipe.
Feel free to use the fresh stuff if you can get your hands on it!
Fried rice is easiest to cook in a large, sturdy wok but you can absolutely use a large frying pan instead.
And because I can’t help but share my love of anything-lime-green with you, here’s a link to my favorite Fiesta ware color (“lemongrass,” of course!).
It’s just so pretty 🙂
As with most Thai recipes, it’s best to practice “mise in place” by prepping all of your ingredients before you even turn on the stove.
This paradise recipe comes together really quickly once you get going, so do yourself a favor and prep everything you’re working with before you get started.
Here’s the Recipe!
Yield: Serving Size: Nutrition information has been auto-calculated for your convenience.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 391|Total Fat: 11g|Saturated Fat: 2g|Trans Fat: 0g|Unsaturated Fat: 9g|Cholesterol: 47mg|Sodium: 803mg|Carbohydrates: 64g|Fiber: 3g|Sugar: 11g|Protein: 10g|
Nutrition information has been auto-calculated for your convenience.
December 27, 2013 | Last Updated on September 7, 2021 by Linda