Pineapple Fried Rice is a fried rice dish with added tropical fruit for a zesty refreshing taste. Many people enjoy eating pineapple on a blazing summer day, but how many people think of eating it with rice, let alone fried rice?
There are many different beliefs about the origin of pineapple fried rice. There is a certain consensus that it actually originated in Thailand, where it has been eaten for over a century and where the culture of eating rice with pineapple or other fruits such as bananas, mangos, and watermelons has been around since ancient times. Thailand’s fertile landscape lends itself well to fruit growing and produces sweet, juicy pineapples. Eating rice and fruit in the same dish can refresh and fill you up all at once.
Other people believe that the act of blended fruit with rice began with Chinese people and gradually spread out across the region, including to Thailand.