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Vegan Thai Pineapple Fried Rice
I love pineapple fried rice! The Thai pineapple fried rice is a beautiful combination of tropical sweetness and savoury. We had it frequently when we travelled to Thailand and unfortunately that was during our non-plant-based times. So I haven’t had the chance to eat it again (until now!) because the traditional recipe (and thus, many of the Thai restaurants) use fish sauce. But I’m so excited to share with you guys this recipe that is very much vegan and plant-based!
This recipe is part of the everyday plant-based series.
- Creates: 3-4 servings
- Dietary: V | VG | GF | NF
- Prep Time: 10 minutes (with day old rice)
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- 4 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1 brown onion, finely diced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- Olive oil
- 1 cup frozen peas (don’t need to thaw)
- 3-4 cups rice*
- 1-1.5 cups pineapple, chopped^
- 2 spring onions, sliced
- 1 tbsp vegan oyster sauce^
- 2 tbsp vegan fish sauce
- Heat up olive oil in a pan (preferably a wok) over high heat. Sauté onion and garlic for 2 minutes.
- Add red bell pepper and cook for 1 minute. Then add peas and cook for 1 minute. Stir constantly.
- Add rice and pour over vegan oyster and fish sauce. Stir constantly to combine and the heat will caramelise the sauces. This ‘frying’ or cooking process should take a few minutes.
- Remove from heat. Stir in pineapple and spring onions. Serve in a pineapple bowl’ or plate!
Happy eating! x
*As with all fried rice recipes, it’s best to use day old rice to preserve the integrity of the grain.
^Both vegan oyster sauce and fish sauce are readily available at Asian grocery stores.
‘Optional but its aesthetic and looks so wholesome. The fried rice served in a pineapple bowl makes for a great potluck or dinner piece. Follow the instructions in the video (above)!
- Add in protein: feel free to throw in some tofu or tempeh to bring up the protein content of the recipe!
How to Make it Whole Foods
At Embody Nourish, we promote a plant-based diet that comprise mainly of whole foods. This means no oil (even ‘healthy’ oils such as coconut or olive oil), refined or processed foods. However we understand that this ideal is not yet mainstream so we strive to accomodate everyone while encouraging small changes.
You can make this vegan Thai pineapple fried rice recipe more whole foods by:
- Using less vegan oyster sauce and fish sauce because it’s quite processed. However, this is only a suggestion if you’re quite keen on whole foods. We believe that balance is key and these ingredients are crucial to the recipe. Plus, it allows us to create delicious plant-based foods that helps motivate us to continue living this lifestyle!