Sweet Thai Fried Rice

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20-30 mins

This is a flavourful dish that is popular with both adults and children. Easy to make and delicious, and a great choice for anyone who doesn’t have much time to spend on cooking. It is also a great oil-free recipe that lends itself to your own variations.

Credit: SHARAN

Note: Read the recipe through before you start cooking, so that you have everything ready.


  • 2 cups long grain brown rice
  • 2-3 medium-sized carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper (red capsicum)
  • 1 green bell pepper (green capsicum)
  • 1 large onion
  • 2-3 stalks celery
  • 1½ cups broccoli
  • 1½ cups fresh pineapple cubes or 500 gms canned pineapple chunks
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ cup water


  1. Begin by putting the rice on to cook, either in a pan or rice cooker.
  2. Meanwhile, cut carrots in half, then cut into matchstick-size pieces, about 2″ long and ¼” to ⅛” thick.
  3. Cut bell peppers into ½” squares.
  4. Chop onion into ¼” pieces.
  5. Slice celery lengthwise, then into ⅛” thick slices.
  6. Chop broccoli into bite-sized pieces, like mini trees.
  7. Set all the vegetables aside in one bowl.
  8. Mix the water and soya sauce. If you are using canned pineapple, then add the liquid to the soy sauce.
  9. When the rice is within 5-10 minutes of being done, preheat a large kadhai or wok until very hot and add the soy sauce mixture (it should instantly steam and boil).
  10. Pour all of the vegetables into the pan and sauté on high heat, stirring frequently.
  11. When the onion starts to become clear and less pungent, the vegetables are done.
  12. Add the hot cooked rice to the vegetables and mix well.
  13. Stir in the pineapple chunks, reduce heat to medium and continue to cook for about 5-10 minutes, adding a bit more soy sauce to taste as desired.
  14. Serve hot from the pan.


The rice should be hot when added to the pan, so it needs to cook while you are preparing the vegetables. The vegetables should all cook in the same amount of time, so experiment with your own best-sized pieces to use in this dish. Alternatively, you can put in the slower cooking veggies first.

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