Island-Style Fried Rice

Our Island-Style Fried Rice is made with sweet pineapple morsels, ham and sugar snap peas. Seasoned with soy sauce and sesame oil, it also stays true to classic fried rice.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 3 mins
Servings SERVES 2
Ready in TOTAL TIME 8 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 3 mins
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  • 2 cups Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice
  • 1/2 cup cubed, cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup fresh or canned pineapple chunks, drained, if canned
  • 1/2 cup cooked sugar snap peas or green peas
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Toasted sesame seeds


  • Cook Island-style tonight! Try this rice recipe including both sweet and savory ingredients to jazz up your weeknight dinner.

    Step 1

  • Heat white rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine ham, pineapple, snap peas, soy sauce and sesame oil in a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice. Garnish with chopped cilantro and toasted sesame seeds.

Sweet and Savory Fried Rice

If you love sweet pineapple mixed with just about anything salty, this recipe is 100% for you. Aside from that, it’s also an incredibly-fast recipe, made for those who have a busy schedule but don’t want to skimp on taste. We’re talking all the umami flavors you adore, in record time.

When it comes to the ingredients, this fried rice wouldn’t be the same without sweet pineapple. Additionally, you’ll enjoy crunchy sugar snap peas or green peas, along with savory bites of diced ham — all seasoned with just the right amount of soy sauce. In addition, two tablespoons of sesame oil help add depth, along with a tasty, nutty flavor.

This recipe isn’t just tasty, it’s probably the easiest fried rice you’ll ever make! Why’s that? Well, it’s ready in just 5 minutes and only requires a microwave. Once you see how easy it is, you’ll want to try more recipes like a microwavable Fried Rice Egg recipe or a Spicy Pulled Pork Brown Rice Bowl. Next, indulge in a quick dessert made in the microwave, like this Easy Rice Pudding.

Grab a few Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice Cups and try these recipes, today!