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{shrimp + pineapple fried rice}

Hi friends! It’s been a while since I’ve shared a recipe on here. So, I wanted to change that STAT!

This coming Saturday is Chinese New Year. And you know that I’m all about celebrating ALL THE THINGS. Holidays are kinda my thing! We like to go all out. Big or small. Holiday or not. Typically we celebrate with one main thing…….


Bay and I wanted to put a fun + healthy spin on one of your very favorite Chinese dishes. Fried rice. If Bay could eat fried rice every day, she 100% would. Ha! Since it’s the new year and everyone, inducing myself, seem to be on the clean eating train. I am currently on week #2 of the Kaia Fit 30-day Jump-start program. Which is very clean eating.

My wheels started turning and I decided to whip up on of my favorite healthy rice dishes. Shrimp + Pineapple Fried Rice using Hinode Calrose Brown Rice. Grown in U.S.A. Non GMO. Gluten Free. Heart healthy.

You can find a variety of Hinode rice at Walmart + Nugget Market.

Before we get started on the recipe, I wanted to chat a little more about Chinese New Year.

While preparing this recipe with my teenager, she asked, “What is Chinese New Year”

So naturally I went to google to get some answers. I found an article: 21 Things You Didn’t Know About Chinese New Year and found it to be so interesting. Here are some of the things I didn’t know…….

  • Chinese New Year is celebrated all around the world
  • Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival
  • It is a day for praying to gods
  • and fighting off monsters
  • The most fireworks are set off in the world that night
  • It is the longest Chinese holiday
  • The Spring Festival causes the largest human migration in the world
  • Children receive lucky money in red envelopes
  • You eat dumplings for every meal, every day
  • Chinese New Year desserts have special meanings
  • The Chinese decorate everything red for Chinese New Year
  • Every year has a zodiac animal
  • Chinese New Year ends with the Lantern Festival

I love reading fun facts. This made Bay more excited to put our own fun spin on the Holiday. Being that it is celebrated all around the world!

Now lets chat about the recipe…..

Fluffy brown rice tossed with chunks of pineapple + shrimp and packed with flavor. Skip the take out and try this fresh, healthy + delicious dish!

I love the look of serving the rice in hollowed pineapple halves. It’s so fun and super easy to do. This would be great for serving dinner guests or even a party!

I’m all about meal prepping and planning these days, so when I prepare brown rice – I always make extra. This recipe only calls for 1 cup of brown rice. But, I would double it. Use the rice for lunches + meals throughout the week. It’s the best brown rice I’ve tried to date!

{Shrimp + Pineapple Fried Rice}

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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{Shrimp + Pineapple Fried Rice}

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup HinodeCalrose Brown Rice
  • 1 fresh pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled + deveined + chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

Here’s what you’ll do:

Using a colander, rinse rice in water.

Add 1 3/4 cups water to sauce pan + add rinsed rice.

Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 35-40 minutes, until moisture is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.  

While rice is cooking, cut pineapple bowls.  Using a sharp knife, starting from the bottom of the pineapple, slice lengthwise.  When you get to the stem, gently cut though to keep as much of the stem intact.  Hollow out the pineapple. Discard the core and chop pineapple into chunks.

Once rice is ready…..

Get a pan nice and hot, then add olive oil. Add shrimp and cook for about 5 minutes.  Until opaque.  Remove shrimp and set aside.

Saute onion until tender then stir in garlic + jalapeno and cook for about 1 minute.

Add shrimp + rice + pineapple + salt + pepper to the pan. 

Top with soy sauce + fish sauce + vinegar and give the mixture a good stir.

Spoon rice into pineapple bowls and top with green onion + cilantro.


My teenager gives this recipe two thumbs up. Not only did we enjoy preparing this dish together. It was fun learning more about the Chinese New Year.

Remember, you can now print the recipe.  “Pin” to your Pinterest board for safe keeping.  If you decide to give it a shot, pretty please – tag me.  Text me.  I can’t wait to hear what you think!!  100% makes my day ♥

This post is sponsored by Hinode.

xoxo stacyb

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