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Hawaiian Luau Fried Rice Recipe

This Hawaiian Fried Rice is loaded with toasted coconut, onions, peppers, fresh pineapple and ham for a delicious side dish everyone will love. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best fried rice, coconut, Easy rice, Hawaiian luau fried rice, Pineapple
Servings: 8
Calories: 644kcal


  • 6 cups basmati rice cooked
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup cooked ham diced
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple cubed
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons green onion diced


  • Cook rice according to package directions for 6 cups cooked rice; set aside.
  • Add shredded coconut to a pan over medium-high heat. Stir constantly until coconut begins to turn golden brown.
  • Remove coconut completely from the pan; set aside.
  • Using the same pan over medium-high heat, add vegetable oil, onion, ginger, bell pepper and ham and sauté until ham begins to turn golden brown and red pepper and onion are tender.
  • Add cooked rice, pineapple, sesame oil, soy sauce and toasted coconut to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until heated through and well combined.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Serve and garnish with green onion.


Calories: 644kcal | Carbohydrates: 120g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg