Vegetable Fried Rice With Pineapple

Vegetable Fried Rice With Pineapple {Beard & Bonnet} #glutenfree #vegan

What a week friends, phew! I could not be more excited that the weekend is upon us. This week was the 4th week in a row that Todd had to hit the road and travel around the country. It’s awful for all of us, especially Todd. I am fortunate enough to get to stay here with the kids, but the weirdest thing happens once they know he is gone. My dear sweet little angels gang up on me and turn into crazed lunatics! Please tell me I am not the only person this happens too. I was good for the first 3 weeks; I kept the kids on their toes while juggling work, school and the house. I stayed calm and I didn’t let them see me get the slightest bit frustrated. This week however was a different story, I sort of wore my feelings on my sleeve towards the middle of the week and I cried in the kitchen!

The whole time I was crying like an infant into my sink of dirty dishes I was in my own head saying “What is wrong with you?! Man up lady!!!” I am not really sure what brought it on or even why I was crying,  it was sad and maybe a little pathetic, but somewhere between toddler tantrums, potty training, and the preteen drama I lost my mind a little. So, to make up for being lame I made my kids their favorite takeout food; fried rice. This version is loaded with vegetables, toasted cashews, and my kid’s favorite tropical fruit; pineapple. Because let’s face it…when your mom is crying for no apparent reason over a sink full of dirty dishes you deserve your favorite food. 

Can I just say that I am SO incredibly thankful that Todd has no more trips planned in the foreseeable future which means no crying in the sink for me and my kids will be back to their normal angelic selves! Have a great weekend B&B friends, I hope it’s a great one for you.

Vegetable Fried Rice With Pineapple {Beard & Bonnet} #glutenfree #vegan

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Vegetable Fried Rice With Pineapple (Gluten Free & Vegan)

  • Author: Beard And Bonnet
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 9 mins
  • Total Time: 29 mins
  • Yield: 6 as a side dish 1x


  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil, or other high temp oil of choice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup cubed fresh pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free Tamari
  • 1/2 cup toasted cashews
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Add the garlic, ginger, onion, and red bell pepper. Stir-fry for 4-5 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
  2. Add the brown rice and pineapple to the wok and stir-fry for an additional 3 or 4 minutes.
  3. Remove the wok from the heat and stir in the Tamari and toasted cashews.
  4. Garnish with green onions and cilantro to serve.


You can make this fried rice in a large cast iron or heavy bottomed skillet as well, but your rice may turn out softer in texture than traditional fried rice cooked in a wok.

Adapted from Taste For Life Magazine

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  1. Susan March 27, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Thought you might like to know, I am receiving double emails. The first around 12:30 am & the second ‘twix 9::30 & 10:30 am EST. =>¿<=..

    1. Meg March 27, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      Oh my goodness!! Thank you So much Susan. We did a little site/email redesign last weekend and there must be a bug in the system somewhere. Thank you so much for telling me I will have Todd look at it this weekend and try to resolve the problem. I love writing and photographing but when it comes to the programming side of things I have no clue:)

    1. Meg March 28, 2014 at 9:01 am

      Katrina, it is my kids absolute favorite and I like it a lot too!!!

  2. janae @ bring joy March 28, 2014 at 7:42 am

    “Please tell me I am not the only person this happens too.”
    Nope, absolutely not. My husband has been gone for about the past 2 weeks too. I think I’m a strong woman, but then everything falls apart, especially after about day 7 or 10 of his absence. There’s something calming, a solid sort presence that keeps us all grounded when he’s around (especially for my boys).

    My kids LOVE fried rice too! This looks fab.

    Have a great weekend Meg.


    1. Meg March 28, 2014 at 9:03 am

      Thanks so much for that Janae…I always feel like “I got this!” in the beginning of his trips, but then I realize pretty quickly that he is my rock and keeps me grounded, happy, and calm. Without him I am a mess! I am so glad to know that I am not alone.

  3. [email protected] March 28, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Pineapple flavored fried rice is one of my favorites, love this!!!

    1. Meg March 28, 2014 at 9:03 am

      Yay! Thanks Nik!!

  4. cheri March 28, 2014 at 8:20 am

    This rice dish looks amazing! What a great mom you are to prepare this for your kids. Happy week-end to you!

    1. Meg March 28, 2014 at 9:04 am

      Awww, thanks Cheri! They deserved it. There is nothing worse than wondering why your mom is sobbing in the kitchen. Ha! I hope your weekend is great too!!

    1. Meg March 28, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      Dixya, thank you so much!!

  5. Sam March 28, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Yummmmm!!!! You totally inspired me to make this for dinner tonight! I was in the lazy, “oh, I’ll just have a salad mood”… but no longer! Woot!

    1. Meg March 28, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      haha! Sam, I hope you like it as much as we do. It’s kind of like healthy junk food for us if there even is such a thing!

  6. Genie April 3, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    My dad used to make the most delicious pineapple fried rice. I’ve never made it myself though. He would add a pinch of chili flakes which really made the sweet pineapple flavour POP. I like your addition of cashews. Makes for a tasty, crunchy protein.

    1. Meg April 3, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      Genie that dash of chili sounds like perfection! I am going to have to try that:)

  7. Tom June 5, 2015 at 7:47 am

    This looks amazing!
    Thanks for the recipe.


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