Pina Colada Thai Fried Rice

Total Time
2hrs 40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs 20 mins

Came across this at the Newman's Own website. Chicken and pineapple salsa and red curry paste--three of my favorites together! They say if necessary you can substitute 1 tsp curry powder plus 1 tsp chili powder for the red curry paste in the recipe. Don't mistake cream of coconut for unsweetened coconut milk. Cooking time is time to both cook and chill rice (although I would make the rice in a rice cooker rather than on the stove and omit the salt).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In 2-quart saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil; add rice and salt.
  2. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 18 minutes.
  3. Chill in 1-quart covered bowl at least 2 hours until cold.
  4. Whisk pineapple salsa and red curry paste together until smooth.
  5. In nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat.
  6. Add eggs and scramble; remove from skillet and set aside.
  7. In same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil over medium heat.
  8. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and tender.
  9. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
  10. Increase heat to medium-high; add chicken and cook 4-5 minutes until golden and cooked through.
  11. Add chilled rice, coconut milk and salsa mixture to skillet and mix well.
  12. Add pineapple cubes, scrambled eggs and 1/3 cup basil, tossing to mix well.
  13. To serve, remove skillet from heat; spoon contents into a serving bowl; garnish with remaining basil.
Most Helpful

Delicious Echo just delicious. This Thai fried rice is the bomb. I love the addition of the pineapple salsa, I'd never tired it before in rice. I followed your recipe but made my own coconut milk and added minced fresh ginger and some leftover jumbo shrimp to the dish. Thai is my favourite cusine and I love red curry, so this dish was screaming out my name. Thanks for sharing this tasty tasty treat, which I will be enjoying often...kudos

Baby Kato July 19, 2007

Wonderful fusion of ingredients. Sweet and spicy, but not too spicy. I used a peach, pinapple, chipotle salsa and lite coconut milk. Very tasty and quick use for leftover rice.

KelBel May 08, 2006

I'm going to make this tonight for my Mom for Mother's day. The ingredient list is missing the garlic. I went to the Newman's Own website & found it. It should list 1 clove of garlic, minced. Thanks.

vvh May 08, 2005