Enjoy this tasty Pineapple Baby Shrimp Farro Fried Rice, a spin on traditional fried rice with farro, bay shrimp, and fresh pineapple! Top with fresh green onions and serve!

Pineapple Baby Shrimp Farro Fried Rice

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Last week I made for dinner a delicous version of a fried rice recipe, Pineapple Baby Shrimp Farro Fried Rice, with the much loved grain: farro.

We love the nutty, chewy texture of farro, and created a much healthier version of this recipe. This time I added fresh pineapple and fresh baby shrimp, a little bit of cheese, and all kinds of other fresh ingredients, like carrots, red cabbage, onion, and peas. The perfect springtime meal!

Oh, and scrambled eggs! Fried Rice was a staple in my home growing up, and mom made a killer recipe.

Pineapple Baby Shrimp Farro Fried Rice

Trust me, this version with bay shrimp (or baby shrimp) and pineapple, we could eat 3 meals a day, it was that good.

I’ve also been cooking with Trader Joe’s reduced sodium soy sauce lately, which has 60% less sodium than regular soy sauce.

Pineapple Baby Shrimp Farro Fried Rice

For this Pineapple Baby Shrimp Farro Fried Rice recipe, drizzle this on top to give the fried rice (for some reason “fried farro” just doesn’t seem right) a punch of flavor! (Some of our front yard purple iris plants are popping in color right now!)

Pineapple and Baby Shrimp Farro "Fried Rice"

What’s farro?

Farro is a whole grain that’s high in protein and really good for you. I introduced my readers to it well over a year ago now, when I made a Blackberry Farro Rice Pudding.

Here are a few other farro recipes I’ve made:
Blackberry Farro Rice Pudding
Turkey, Farro, and Cranberries
Black Beans with Farro and Avocados

More farro salad recipes:

Roasted Strawberry Farro – How Sweet it is
Garden Farro Salad with Feta – Aggie’s Kitchen
Farro Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes – Cookin’ Canuck
Farro and Spiced Honey Salad with Sweet Potatoes – A Farmgirl’s Dabbles
Spring Pea Farro Salad from What’s Gaby Cooking
Farro, Date and Asparagus Salad – Authentic Suburban Gourmet
Farro with Feta Cucumbers from Skinny Taste

In fact, I started a Quinoa and Farro Pinterest board, if you’d like to follow it and see some of my fellow-blogging friends’ recipes!

Pinterest Quinoa & Farro Board: Sandy Coughlin

The bottom line? Farro is sort of the “new kid on the block” and it tastes delicous! Plus, it’s heathy!

How I cook farro.

My favorite way to cook it quickly? Cook in the rice cooker just as you would quinoa or brown rice (I use the brown rice setting).

Despite its name, I don’t really “fry” fried rice, which makes it a really healthy dish with lots of vegetables, and just a tiny bit of oil.

Now it’s your turn. If you’ve cooked with farro, I want to hear from you!

What has been your favorite way to cook with farro?

Pineapple Baby Shrimp Farro Fried Rice

Pineapple Baby Shrimp Farro Fried Rice
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Pineapple Baby Shrimp Farro Fried Rice

This pineapple and baby shrimp farro “fried rice” recipe is a healthy alternative to fried (white) rice, with a nutty, chewy flavor with fresh ingredients.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4
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  • 4 cups cooked farro
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cooked peas, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup fontina cheese
  • 3 eggs, scrambled
  • 2 cups baby shrimp, washed and drained
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 green onions, sliced thin


  • Heat a large non-stick skillet over a high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of oil. When oil is hot, add, onion, cabbage, and carrots, and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes (make sure to toss frequently so the veggies don’t burn).
  • Make sure peas, shrimp, and pineapple are all drained. Grate cheese and set aside. Scramble eggs in a separate pan.
  • Add 1 more tablespoon of oil, add (already cooked) farro, cook two more minutes, stirring frequently. Salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle soy sauce on top; mix well.
  • Add in the peas, cheese, scrambled eggs, pineapple, and shrimp. Lightly toss together.
  • Sprinkle with sliced green onion; serve.
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Pineapple Baby Shrimp Farro Fried Rice