This vegetarian Coconut and Pineapple Thai Fried Rice is an easy Instant Pot recipe you will want to make again and again.

Exotic flavours make this dish a treat for your taste buds and all within a couple of minutes. We love ours using our Homemade Thai curry paste.

Easy to prepare Coconut, Pineapple Thai Fried Rice.


Coconut Pineapple Thai Fried Rice

I love everything about this recipe. It is the perfect combination of gorgeous flavours yet easy to prepare.

There is a surprising sweetness from the pineapple which works wonders with the savouriness of the soy sauce.

Creaminess from the coconut milk and a hint of spice from the Thai curry paste balance each other beautifully. A little lime juice and coriander round off the dish perfectly. 

✓Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians

✓Easy to find ingredients

✓Easy to make ahead of time

✓Lunch-box and potluck friendly

✓Ready within minutes

✓To make gluten-free, use Tamari instead of soy sauce.

✓The perfect balance of sweet and savoury

Easy to prepare Coconut, Pineapple Thai Fried Rice.

Cooking rice in Instant Pot

The trick with cooking rice in an Instant Pot is to really know the rice you are using. What works for one person will not work for you as each type and company of rice works differently.

I have seen recipes that cook rice in the Instant Pot for 5 minutes but honestly, if I did that, I'd end up with mush.

For the rice that we have used, 1 minute on low pressure is more than enough to get soft and fluffy rice.

The only way for you to work out what is best for you is to experiment. Start on less time and work your way.

If your rice does end up getting too soft, don't let it go to waste, but make an easy rice pudding recipe.

We try to go easy on too many rice recipes day-to-day to watch our health, but we do love to indulge sometimes!

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Beetroot, Tofu and English Mustard is one of our autumn favourites.

Asparagus and Peanut Rice - celebrate spring and summer!

Burnt Garlic and Tofu Fried Rice - for another fried rice fix

Carrot and Coconut Pulao Rice - pairs wonderfully with so many curries

Paneer Tikka Biryani is for special occasions and one of the most satisfying Royal rice dishes!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Coconut and Pineapple Thai Fried Rice

1. Rice - we have used a good quality basmati rice.

2. Coconut Milk - adding a little when cooking the rice first will make the rice so creamy and fluffy! Alternatively, add only in the later steps when coconut milk is required.

3. Coconut Oil- you may use any other flavourless oil.

4. Onion - finely chopped

5. Garlic and ginger

6. Mix vegetables - we have used frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, peas and green beans) for ease but you can also use other vegetables.

7. Soy sauce - use tamari to make this rice gluten-free.

8. Thai curry paste - use either red or green. Keeping homemade thai paste in a jar in the fridge comes in handy!

9. Spring onion - keep the white part and green part separate as they go into the recipe at different stages

10. Coriander - fresh coriander leaves for garnishing

11. Lime - use fresh lime juice or bottled

12. Black pepper powder

13. Red chilli flakes - can be left out if you find them too spicy

How to make Coconut and Pineapple Thai Fried Rice in Instant Pot Step by step and video recipe

Note-follow step by step and video instructions to make Instant Pot Thai fried rice, for STOVETOP method and exact measurements check out recipe card at the bottom of the page.

To make coconut rice in the instant pot watch our video below.

Instant pot coconut rice

In the inner pot add washed rice, coconut milk and water. Set the LOW-PRESSURE COOK mode for 1 minute. After 10 minutes NPR open the lid and transfer the rice in another dish. Let it cool completely. Clean the inner pot or use another instant pot if you have more than one.

1. Select saute mode for 5 minutes, heat oil and add the onion.

2. Add ginger-garlic and saute for few seconds.

3. Roasted cashews and mixed vegetables and white pasts of the spring onion.

4. Add red Thai curry paste and mix.

5. Dark soy sauce.

6. Red dry chilli flakes, black pepper powder and salt.

7. Coconut milk.

8. Pineapple pieces.

9. Add cooked cold rice.

10. Lime juice.

11. Green parts of the spring onion-mix and serve.


Make sure the rice you cook that has every grain separated.
For fried rice, you must cool the rice completely.
Even batter if you store cooked rice it in the fridge and later coo fried rice.

Easy to prepare Coconut, Pineapple Thai Fried Rice.

How to store Thai Fried Rice

Fridge - rice spoils easily so as soon as it has cooled, place in a Tupperware and store in the fridge. It will stay fresh for up to 2 days.

Freezer - you can freeze this rice. Store in a freezer-friendly container and freeze for up to 4-6 weeks. Once defrosted, reheat thoroughly. You may find that the rice and vegetables may lose their texture a little.

Easy to prepare Coconut, Pineapple Thai Fried Rice.

Other Thai Recipes

1. Thai green curry hummus

2. Vegan Thai Peanut Noodles

3. Thai Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Mushroom Curry

4. Roasted Thai Cauliflower Soup

5. Mango-Coconut Tapioca Pudding

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Coconut Pineapple Thai Fried Rice, Thai Fried Rice
Yield: 4 servings

Coconut, Pineapple Thai Fried Rice

Coconut, Pineapple Thai Fried Rice

This great tropical flavoured Coconut, Pineapple Thai Fried Rice is incredibly delicious and this fantastic recipe is a keeper! It is totally plant-based and gluten-free!
prep time: 10 H & 30 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 10 H & 45 M


  • 500g basmati Rice - I used sella basmati)
  • 400ml coconut Milk
  • 250g pineapple chunks
  • 2-3 tbsp. Thai Red Curry paste
  • 150g lightly roasted cashew nuts
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. ginger-garlic Puree
  • Small bunch Spring onion chopped
  • 200g steamed mixed vegetables (-carrots, green peas, green beans, corn
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp. red chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 2-3 tbsp. fresh coriander leaves
  • 2-3 tbsp. coconut or any other oil


How to cook Coconut, Pineapple Thai Fried Rice

  1. Wash rice under water till water runs clean and set aside to soak for half an hour or more. 
  2. Bring it to boil 200 ml of water and coconut milk on a gentle heat.
  3. Once coconut mixture starts boiling add rice. Keep the heat on medium.
  4. Cover the lid and cook the rice on a low heat and cook as you would do regular rice.
  5. Once the rice is done, leave to cool and leave it whole night in a refrigerator.
  6. When you are ready to fry the rice, heat oil in a wok or pan.
  7. Add onion and ginger-garlic paste.
  8. Add steamed vegetables and stir for a couple of minutes.
  9. Add roasted cashew nuts and white parts of spring onions.
  10. Now add red curry paste, soy sauce, salt, black pepper powder and red chilli flakes.
  11. Stir everything and add pineapple chunks.
  12. Then add cooked rice, mix everything well.
  13. Add lime juice, mix once again.
  14. Cook the rice couple of minute but make sure rice doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
  15. Turn off the heat, garnish the rice with the fresh coriander and green parts of spring onion.
  16. Serve hot with extra wedges of lime.
  17. Enjoy!


You may cook rice about 4-5 hours ago on the same day.
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  1. This sounds - and looks - absolutely delicious! I love the idea of making a big batch of this on the weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  2. OMG Your photos are amazing! I was just thinking about making a Thai fried rice and here it is! I can't wait to try this for the weekend!

  3. Gorgeous photos...I love the sound of this fried rice recipe....a definite must-try!

  4. This looks delicious! I love a good one pan rice dinner! I used to send my son care packages across the country when he was going to school! I know how you feel!

  5. This is right up my alley. Looks absolutely delicious!

  6. I love Thai fried rice but this looks out of this world! Should definitely give it a try!

  7. I love fried rice, and love this version of it! Need to try this out one of these days!

  8. Thai fried rice is one of the best fried rice out there, and you take with coconut and pineapple looks and sounds like a total winner.

  9. What a delicious mix of flavors! I love fried rice and the coconut and pineapple sound amazing in it!

  10. I've been experimenting with pineapple fried rice recently and this looks like one to try! Pinned!

  11. This wonderful recipe looks like it could become a staple in our house! It looks both delicious and easy! Mmmmm.

  12. Oh wow! I had pineapple rice but I would have never to thought to make it a coconut rice! Separately they are amazing so I having it together would be so EPIC!

  13. The title alone sounds super appetising along with those stellar photography shots.

  14. I love, love, love this recipe. Just reading the ingredients made my taste buds jump all over the place. Pinning to make sure I don't loose it.

  15. The coconut and pineapple combination makes me so happy!! Especially when involved with fried rice :)


  16. As always, love your recipes..great pictures..this one looks soo delicious. I am very skeptical in using pineapple in a savory dish but this rice is just too tempting. Pinning it.

  17. This rice looks so good! Your photography is amazing here! Such a great photos!

  18. This rice sounds so good and so tropical! I love all the flavors you have going on here.

  19. I love basically all things Thai and fried rice is so comforting!

  20. I love basically all things Thai and fried rice is so comforting!

  21. Yum! I love the coconut and pineapple flavor combo in this!

  22. Yum. I love fried rice and this looks and sounds Amazing! Great photos also!

  23. I love the flavors and textures of this recipe! I especially love how simple it is. Thank you for sharing! I can't wait to try this one!

  24. Such a rustic looking dish.. And the photography is just flawless.. love the mood and lighting here.. :D

  25. Mmmm. This looks so delicious! Hubby loves all types of rice dishes and I'm always looking for a different, yet delicious dish and this looks so fabulous! I can't wait to make it for him!

  26. This sounds delicious! I love fried rice but I haven't tried making it with pineapple!

  27. Ohh my... this looks super delicious. Perfect for weekend brunch and kids lunchbox too.

  28. Oh my goodness that looks so good. Gorgeous photos too.

  29. You had me at pineapple! This looks fabulous!

  30. Wow oh wow! This looks so stinkin' yummy.. I better get to cooking!

  31. I can imagine how delicious this must be Jagruti! Very subtle flavors...pineapple and coconut! Loved it:)

  32. I've tried cooking this Thai pineapple fried rice and now Im a fan. You added coconut milk which made me decide to tackle this version as well. Awesome pictures btw.
    From: Calleigh - TheForkBite

  33. The photos are beautiful! Love the sound of the flavors in here too - I wouldn't normally add pineapple and curry paste in fried rice but might have to give it a try!

  34. I love fried rice! This looks better than takeout!

  35. Looks fantastic! I would love to sit down with a big bowl of this for dinner tonight!

  36. Drooling!! Never tasted pineapple rice..but your pictures makes me want to grab a spoon and dig in! :)

  37. I'm always looking for more ways to use Thai curry paste - and I love a good, sweet-and-spicy meal!

  38. Fried rice is so delicious. Who needs take out when you can make this delicious dish at home.

  39. Wow Jagruti, what a delicious looking rice preparation. I've never tasted pineapple rice .

  40. Great amalgamation of flavours and ingredients. Must be such a flavourful pot of rice! Beautiful images my dear, in awe of your photography skills.

  41. I love the flavours of this rice, we make it often but I don't cook mine in coconut milk instead I add grated coconut so will have to try your version as it looks great.

  42. Love the tropical ingredients in this fried rice! Absolutely delicious :)

  43. So much flavors in this rice, the pineapple and the coconut milk must be giving such a lovely taste!

  44. Delicious fried rice with yummy ingredients !!

  45. mouthwatering by just looking at the rice... so flavorful and healthy rice recipe.

  46. I love Pineapple in Savory dishes.. coconut and pineapple compliment each other..this dish should be mind-blowing with out doubt

  47. I still have to try this recipe, on my to do list. Lovely pics๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

  48. I am going to try this flavorful Thai pineapple fried rice real soon. It looks just amazing.

  49. This is a lovely one. The combined flavours must be awesome.

  50. Ever satisfying flavours of pineapple and coconut. This must be one of the best flavours on a rainy day

  51. pineapple with coconut sounds interesting. Having fried rice with both of them surely brings so much flavors. looks great


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