Coconut Pineapple Fried Rice with Shrimp

Coconut Pineapple Fried Rice with Shrimp - perfect for parties |

We’re going nuts for coconuts on the blog today. Absolutely bonkers.

Because it’s summer.
Because coconuts make me dream of living on tropical paradise.
Because we’re having a baby shower for Zainab from Blahnik Baker!

Many of you may know Zainab for her amazing baking. See Red, White and Blue Layered Flag Cake; Meyer Lemon Rosemary Cupcakes; Coconut Lime Bars; Chocolate Pavlova with Strawberries and Cream. But what you don’t know is that this girl has me covered for happy hour on Fridays. Every week, she tweets many delicious drink recipes that tantalize my taste buds and leave me thirsty for alcohol all Friday long. Girl knows what’s up.

Zainab’s got my back for TGIF drinks, but I was at a loss when was figuring out what to contribute to her shower. My amateurish baking skills won’t fly at this party. That’s when I turned to my wheelhouse—stir fries.

Coconut Pineapple Fried Rice with Shrimp - perfect for parties |

You may also know that Zainab LOVES coconuts, so this fried rice is just oozing with coconut flavor. We got coconut milk, coconut oil, and toasted coconut up in this business. Don’t worry though. The coconut flavors are subtle, so it won’t feel like you got hit in the face with a coconut with every bite of this rice. I assume that would hurt a lot, but that’s besides the point.

I made a big batch of fried rice because this baby shower is HUGE. I’m so excited to see all the desserts that everyone is bringing to the party! It is truly a sweet celebration. What better way is there to celebrate Zainab and Mr. J’s new addition to the family?

Blahnik Shower

Blackberry Coconut Cupcakes, by Baking a Moment
Blueberry Coconut Meusli Bars, by The Spiffy Cookie
Blueberry-Ginger Coconut Cheesecake Popsicles, by Floating Kitchen
Caramel Coconut Cluster Bars, by Eats Well with Others
Chocolate Coconut Cake, by Brunch with Joy
Coconut Breakfast Pudding with Sauteed Nectarines, by Cooking and Beer
Coconut Cake, by I am Baker
Coconut Cream Pie Ice Cream, by The Recipe Rebel
Coconut Energy Bites, by The Kitchenarium
Coconut Key Lime Angel Food Cake Roll, by Flavor the Moments
Coconut Key Lime Pie Cookie Bars, by Two in the Kitchen
Coconut Key Lime Macarons, by Life Made Sweeter
Coconut, Lime, and White Chocolate Milkshake, by A Clean Bake
Coconut Pineapple Banana Smoothie, by The Bitter Side of Sweet
Coconut Pineapple Fried Rice with Shrimp, by Healthy Nibbles and Bits
Coconut Sweet Potato Muffins, by Luci’s Morsels
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with Toasted Coconut, by The Cooking Actress
Key Lime Coconut Button Sandwich Cookies, by Culinary Concoctions by Peabody
Key Lime Coconut Pound Cake, by Grandbaby Cakes
Lavender Coconut Macarons, by Broma Bakery
Macaroon Tarts with Ginger Coconut Whipped Cream and Pineapple, by A Cookie Named Desire
Mango Coconut Donuts, by Chez Catey Lou
Mango Coconut Smoothie, by Jessica in the Kitchen
Mango Summer Cake, by Keep it Sweet Desserts
Mini Coconut Cream Pies, by Hip Foodie Mom
Pina Colada Pie, by Life, Love, and Sugar
Skinny Blueberry Lime Scones, by Club Narwhal
Spiced Lentils with Toasted Coconut, by This Gal Cooks
Toasted Coconut Banana Meringue Pie, by The Sweet {Tooth} Life
Triple Coconut Rum Layer Cake, by bethcakes
Tropical Pineapple Coconut Sangria, by Shared Appetite
White Chocolate Coconut Key Lime Cookies, by Culinary Couture

Coconut Pineapple Fried Rice with Shrimp - perfect for parties |

Make sure to see what the other bloggers are cooking!

Cheers to you and the hubs, Zainab!


Coconut Pineapple Fried Rice with Shrimp

Coconut Pineapple Fried Rice with Shrimp - perfect for parties |

A simple pineapple fried rice that is bursting with coconut flavor. This colorful, flavorful dish is perfect for parties! Serves 6 to 8.

  • Author: Lisa Lin
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Category: gluten free, entreé


Coconut rice

  • 2 cups (370g) long grain jasmine brown rice
  • 2 cups (480ml) water
  • 1 cup (240ml) coconut milk (full fat or light coconut milk works)
  • pinch of salt


  • 1 lb (450g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 TBS coconut oil
  • pinch of salt

Fried Rice

  • 2 1/2 TBS coconut oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 1/4 cups (200g) corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup (75g) peas
  • 3 large eggs, whisked
  • 3 stalks of green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple (about 1 3/4 cups), cut to small pieces
  • 2 to 3 TBS soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • salt to taste
  • toasted coconut for topping


  1. COOK COCONUT RICE: Bring 2 cups of water to boil in a large saucepan. In the meantime, wash your rice until the water is clear when you strain it. Once water boils, add coconut milk and a pinch of salt. Add rice and bring heat to medium low. Let everything simmer until the water is nearly boiled out (you should be able to see a tiny bit of liquid at the bottom). Reduce heat to low and cover the saucepan. Continue cooking until all water has evaporated, about 4 to 5 minutes. Turn off heat and let the rice sit.
  2. COOK SHRIMP: Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil on a sauté pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add shrimp and cook each side for 2 to 3 minutes. The shrimp is done when you no longer see gray spots on the shrimp. Sprinkle some salt and dish the shrimp onto a plate.
  3. COOK FRIED RICE: Heat 2 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a deep sauté pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the onions and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until onions are translucent. Add diced carrots and red pepper and a generous pinch of salt. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add corn and peas and cook for another 2 minutes. Pour in the eggs and add most of the green onions, saving some for garnish. Cook eggs for 1 to 2 minutes. Next, add the rice and pineapple. Keep stirring until the eggs are fully cooked. Season rice with soy sauce, sesame oil, and salt. Mix in the cooked shrimp and turn off the heat. Sprinkle remaining green onions and toasted coconut on top of the fried rice and serve.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days.


1. You’ll notice that aside from my trusty friends soy sauce and sesame oil, I didn’t add too many other seasonings in the fried rice. I thought adding too many sauces would take away from the coconut flavor.[br][br]2. You can always cook the rice ahead. In fact, using day-old rice is preferred for fried rice dishes.

Thanks Jocelyn, Alice, and Allie for making this baby shower happen!!

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  12. Traci | Vanilla And Bean

    One must balance the sweets with something savory, right? What a fabulous celebration and all the FOOD! There’s so much to choose from… I’m just going from site to site enjoying all the deliciousness… and I am a huge coconut fan too, so this list suits me just fine! Your fried rice looks so delicious, Lisa! And you used coconut milk to make your rice?! Oh, I can’t wait to whip this up! Thank you my dear!

  13. Julia

    I would totally be the person at the baby shower that is hovering around the coconut pineapple fried rice, trying to hoard it all to myself. It looks soooo amazing! I love all the ingredients so I’m jonesing to make this at home!

  14. Allie | BakingAMoment

    Oh my gosh girl you have me craving this rice for real! I’m so glad you went savory because this dish is totally the bomb. I’m such a sucker for anything with coconut milk! Thanks so much for being a part of this celebration!

  15. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

    I’m so glad there are some savory dishes for this baby shower, I totally didn’t even think about it! While I am not a shrimp fan I love everything else about it. I’ll just make it with chicken 😉

  16. Zainab

    First of all THANK YOU Lisa for the sweet post and shower!! This rice is bananas good and I cannot wait to try it…it’s like a dream! I just stared at the ingredients list and I have it all but shrimp (but can use chicken).. And I had no idea you loved the TGIF tweets. Those always get me in the weekend spirit! I’ll keep them coming for both of us 😉

  17. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Lisa, I LOVE that you made fried rice!!!! this looks sooooo good! and is exactly what I would be munching on at a real baby shower! LOVE!!!! and thank you so much for joining the celebration today!!! and amateurish baking skills?! What?! But dude, yeah you got stir fry skills for sure!

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