Pineapple Fried Rice Pizza

Pineapple and baked tofu pizzaYep, you read that title right. This pizza is inspired by my love for pineapple fried rice. Same toppings, but there isn't actually fried rice on this pizza.

So you can breathe easy.

Or if you were really into the idea of fried rice on top of pizza, you should totally try it and tell me how it goes. It'll be a pizza adventure. Which is probably the best kind of adventure, except maybe a donut adventure.

I digress.

Pineapple and red pepper pizzaAnother bit of weird here: there's baked tofu on this pizza. It's actually really delicious! Try it. But if you just can't—you just don't think you could ever let baked tofu on a pizza pass through your lips—that's okay. You could change it to cooked shrimp or chicken.

But remember, it's a pizza adventure, guys. So, get into it. 

Tips for making the best homemade pizzaPineapple Fried Rice Pizza, makes two (serves 4-6).

2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (one packet)
pinch of sugar
1 1/8 cups warm water
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup whole wheat flour*
1 1/4 teaspoons salt

For the toppings:
1/2 cup of your favorite tomato sauce
7 ounces baked tofu (see how I make it here)
1 bell pepper, chopped
8 ounces pineapple (fresh or canned), chopped
3-4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 small white onion, chopped
8-10 ounces fresh mozzarella
2-3 tablespoons sliced green onions
a couple big pinches of red pepper flakes

To make the dough, begin by stirring together the warm water and sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the top of the water and allow that to sit and activate for 5-6 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the oil, flours, and salt.

*You can use 3 cups all-purpose flour instead of 2 2/3 cups all-purpose and 1/3 cup whole wheat if you prefer. I like the addition of a little whole wheat, as it adds a little more chewiness (in a good way) to the crust. Pour the yeast mixture in with the flour, and stir until a dough ball forms. Knead for 3-4 minutes until the dough begins to feel elastic-like. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover, and allow to rise for 1 hour or until nearly doubled in size. This makes enough dough for two pizzas; if you'd like to make just one, simply cut everything in half as best you can and give it a go. :) 

Best pizza dough recipeWhile the dough finishes up its rise, bake the tofu. I also sautéed the chopped bell pepper, onion, and garlic in a hot pan for 2-3 minutes, just until it softened. This will give it a little more of that fried rice texture/taste.

Pineapple fried rice pizzaRoll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. Get it as thin as you reasonably can. Once ready, place the dough on your baking sheet or hot stone. I will place my stone in the oven while the oven is preheating, allowing my pizza stone to heat up as well. Add the sauce, pineapple, peppers, onions, garlic, baked tofu, and cheese.

Bake at 400°F for 18-20 minutes until the edges begin to brown and the cheese starts to bubble. Remove from the oven and sprinkle on the green onions and red pepper flakes.

Pineapple pizzaA little different, but totally delicious. Enjoy! xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • I love this idea! I definitely will be giving it a try! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Some of my favourite pizza toppings right here! Add some mushroom, chill and ham instead of tofu and I’m happy 🙂

  • I super want to try this!! Would it work to use only Whole Wheat flour or is the combination necessary?

  • My husbands grandmother always used rice on her pizza! She would cook long grain rice, then add it with ground beef and the pizza sauce. That would make the base of the pizza! Then add her toppings, cheese and bake! It sounds weird but is actually delicious! I swap the beef for ground turkey. My friends call it “Pizza Lasagna” haha 🙂

  • I want this NOW! I am a huge hawaiian pizza fan as well as a pineapple fried rice fan. This looks like a perfect combo.

  • My mouth is already watering. I need to try this Asap. Maybe post it on my blog if it works out. Although you never now how bad food can turn out when you are an unskilled cook like me! wish me luck! xxx

    AnnCates

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  • This sounds and looks awesome! Love how yummy and appetizing this looks!

  • YUM! I love pineapple on pizza. Have you ever tried pepperoni, pineapple and jalapeños? It sounds crazy but it is so good!

  • This looks super delicious!! I LOVE PINEAPPLE!! But I only eat the fresh one and it always annoys me when recipes call for canned instead of fresh – I love that you actually give me the option to choose haha! Pinning this cause Im making this my next pizza topping!

  • I would be trying this.

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  • Yum! in australia we put all sorts on our pizza, pineapple is a favourite but love roast beetroot, lamb and fetta, then when out of the oven, place rocket coated in balsamic vinegar and pine nuts.. delicious! must try your one.. yum yum

  • I used to do this at fast food places! I thought I was so cool and I called it my ‘Sunshine Mix’ … That’s just a little bit embarrassing!

  • That looks delicious! ♥︎ And it makes me hungry…

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  • Alright, this actually looks good! I used to live in Taiwan, and their Asianized pizzas could be good, but they could also be….weird. Like yakisoba on pizza. Or octopus. Or mayonnaise.

    Anyway, gotta try this.

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  • I have that plate! Pizza looks yummy!
    Becky x
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  • How exciting! As exciting as pizza can be, which is insanely exciting!
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  • I’m a New Yorker and this is what we call a “Left coast pizza!”

  • I love where your heads at! I would love to try that.

    -Emma

  • I do that often. I always “cheat” and buy my red sauce. Why not? 🙂

    -Emma

  • Oh yes. I could not agree more. It’s like when you mix all the soda pops together to see what they taste like. Did anyone else do that when they were kids?

    -Emma

  • rice flour would have been perfect and clever and everything! i’ve never seen pizza dough from rice flour…maybe thats a blog post right there!

  • Pizza is a great place to combine any other favorite foods (mac n’ cheese pizza, dessert pizza, maybe you can even come up with a DONUT PIZZA!!!). This sounds delicious!

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • This looks awesome! The title is definitely eye catching, but it totally doesn’t sound weird to me at all! Those flavor combos are the bomb.com. I might even try this WITH the tofu if I’m feeling bold 😉 But I’m sure shrimp or chicken is an amazing alternative.

  • I love biting into a pineapple while eating food and not fruits. And on top of pizza, i have to try this. Never made a pizza at home before(amateur chef), maybe its time

    xo

  • First off is the plate DIY?

    Second I don’t like pinapple pizza but for some reason this looks appealing! I should maybe give it a try. Thanks:)

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  • Pineapple on pizza isn’t my thing, but you make it look worth trying!

  • These pieces look SO good! What a great recipe!

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  • I imagine that sweet chili sauce instead of tomato sauce here. Round Table uses it on their Maui Zowie (similar to a Hawaiian) and it is just lovely.

  • Mmm! This looks so good! I’m definitely going to try it. I might cheat and buy pre-made dough though. Not going to lie.

  • I would love to try baked tofu on my pizza! And since this is inspired by fried rice, I might think this pizza is actually really healthy and eat a lot, Whoops 😉

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  • This will do nothing to help solve my pizza addiction. 😉

    Hope you have a beautiful day!

    xoxo,

    the bbb blogger

  • OK, I’m not a fan of pineapple on pizza… the texture, Emma, the texture! But this sounds good and I would try it, but after I removed the pineapple. I’d let it soak in and give the flavor first, though! That counts right?

    Also, I totally want to try rice on pizza. I’ll let you know how it goes 🙂

  • That sounds really good and I’m always looking for new things to try! I love experimenting with pizza. A wonderful summer recipe!

  • There’s actually a frozen “Pizza Pasta” sold in German grocery stores that has actual pasta on it…

    Germans put virtually everything on pizza though 😉

  • YUM! Pineapples are already my favorite topping on homemade pizza, so I will have to try this out. I might even dare to put the tofu on if I’m feeling brave 😉 Thanks for sharing!

  • I adore pineapple on pizza. This is a great looking pizza!

  • I love homemade pizza and i LOVE me some Chinese style fried rice. What better combo could there be! Brilliant!
    I will be adding this to my recipe list for sure!
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  • You know when you’re a kid and you put all your favorite foods together to combine one mega-awesome perfect food? This is like that, only it’s probably not going to turn out terrible.

    I must try it.

    -Lindsay from Dearest Darling

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