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Pineapple Coconut Rice is a mild and light tropical side that pairs perfectly with sweet and sour or teriyaki chicken.
Pineapple and Coconut Rice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Pineapple Coconut Rice is a mild and light tropical side that pairs perfectly with sweet and sour or teriyaki chicken.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hawaiian, pineapple and coconut, rice, tropical
Servings: 8
Calories: 293 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup diced scallions
Optional toppings
  • macadamia nuts, almonds, toasted coconut flakes
Directions
  1. Rinse the rice several times until the water runs clear. Drain the rice. (At this point, I made mine in a rice cooker. If you don’t have one, here’s the stove top method):

  2. In a medium pot, over high heat, add the rice, broth, and coconut milk and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat to low and cover with tight fitting lid; let cook for 20 minutes. Turn off heat, and without opening the lid, let it sit for another 10 minutes to finish steaming.

  3. Fluff the rice with a fork and mix in the pineapple, soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, and scallions. 

  4. Top with any of the other recommended toppings. Drizzle a touch more soy sauce, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Pineapple and Coconut Rice
Amount Per Serving (8 servings)
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Sodium 269mg11%
Potassium 252mg7%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 7.5mg9%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.