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Vegan Pineapple Fried Rice

A simple weeknight dinner, vegan pineapple fried rice is easier than take-out! Brown rice, peas, carrots, and pineapple are sautéd in seasoned sauce, and topped with fresh scallions and cashews! It's a complete meal in one pan!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: thai
Keyword: vegan pineapple fried rice
Servings: 6
Calories: 180kcal


  • 1 cup brown rice 3 cups cooked
  • 1/4 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 1/2 cup pineapple cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews chopped
  • 2 tbsp vegan fish sauce or soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes garnish (optional)


  • Cook brown rice according to package directions. One cup of dried brown rice will produce 3 cups of cooked rice. You can also make the rice a day in advance to save you time! If making the rice the day you plan to serve, it will take an additional 35-45 minutes to prepare the rice. Or you can use a brown rice steam bag to save time!
    brown rice in a bowl
  • Add diced onions to a large pan on medium-high heat. Sauté for 3 minutes. Add the minced garlic, and sauté an additional minute.
    diced onions in pan
  • Add cooked brown rice. Stir to combine with the onions and garlic. Add turmeric powder, onion powder, garlic powder, vegan fish sauce, and cayenne pepper. Sauté for 3 minutes.
    brown rice and spices in pan
  • Stir in frozen peas and carrots, and chopped pineapple. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until peas and carrots are cooked through.
    fried rice, peas, carrots, and pineapple in pan
  • Place fried rice in serving bowls. Top with chopped cashews and scallions. Enjoy!
    fried rice in black bowls topped with scallions and cashews



  • Fried rice tastes best when made with day old rice. This also cuts down on total prep time!
  • Use fresh ripe pineapple, or canned pineapple chunks in juice (not syrup). If you're pineapple isn't ripe, you'll end up with a bitter flavor.
  • If you don't have vegetable stock to sauté the onions and garlic, use water, or soy sauce.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2357IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg