Pineapple Thai Rice

This savory Pineapple Thai Rice is loaded with bright flavors like soy sauce, freshly chopped herbs and sautéed garlic and makes for an easy dinner in only 15 minutes.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4-6
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins


  • 2 cups Minute® Jasmine Rice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 4 green onions (green part only)
  • 1 red chili pepper, seeds removed
  • 1 can (20 oz) pineapple tidbits, drained (reserve 1/4 cup juice)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 lb frozen, cooked shrimp, thawed and rinsed


  • Have a Thai feast at home tonight! This simple Pineapple Thai Rice with jasmine rice is your solution to making a delicious and filling meal with all your favorite takeout flavors.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Place cilantro, green onions and chili pepper in a food processor and process until finely chopped.

    Step 3

  • Transfer cilantro mixture to a medium bowl. Mix in pineapple tidbits and reserved 1/4 cup juice.

    Step 4

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add garlic. Sauté for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.

    Step 5

  • Add soy sauce and pineapple mixture to skillet. Bring to a boil.

    Step 6

  • Remove from heat and add shrimp to skillet. Stir to heat shrimp.

    Step 7

  • Fold in hot cooked rice.

    Recipe Tip

    If you don’t have a food processor at home, simply chop the ingredients finely with a knife.

    Still, have some shrimp in the fridge to use up? Add them in to this simple and delicious red beans and rice recipe for a protein punch.

Thai Food in 15 Minutes

Prepare a delicious Thai-inspired meal in less time than it takes to order delivery! This recipe combines sweet and savory flavors in a delicious dinner that takes less than 15 minutes to prepare, from start to finish.

Organization is key for making this recipe in no time so you’ll want to gather your ingredients together before you get to work. While your rice is cooking, in just 5 minutes, finely chop the green onions, chili pepper and cilantro in a food processor or with a sharp knife. It’s then ready to add to the pineapple bits and juice.

In a pan, stir-fry the minced garlic. After 30 seconds add in the soy sauce and your pineapple and herb mixture. Add the shrimp to your liquid mixture to blend the flavors together. Next fold in your rice and you’re set!

Quick Tip

If you’re really pressed for time, use our microwavable Ready to Serve Jasmine Rice, which cooks up in just 1 minute. It’ll bring you one step closer to having dinner on your plate without losing any great flavor! Looking for a no fuss meal? Try our cheesy broccoli chicken rice.

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