This is a really useful recipe to have around. Not only does it pair well with the quesadillas I made the other night, it goes great with grilled fish, chicken, pork chops….almost anything! The pineapple flavor is just delicious and adds a great sweetness to the rice. It’s amazingly simple and comes together in about 10 minutes. I make it all the time!

Pineapple Rice
1 cup quick cooking rice (I like brown)
1 cup chicken broth (or water)
1/2 cup fresh chopped pineapple
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
salt, to taste
slivered almonds
cilantro

In a medium-sized pot, boil the chicken broth and add the rice. Remove from heat and cover. Let sit for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Add the salt, chopped pineapple, pepper, almonds and cilantro. Stir and let sit for a couple more minutes before serving.
*Additionally you can also add a little soy sauce or in my case, lime Ponzu.

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  1. I would never have thought to add almonds. Very interesting!

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    Comment by branny — July 20, 2010 @ 4:09 PM

  2. looks so delicious!

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    Comment by Paula — July 20, 2010 @ 4:41 PM

  3. What a yummy yummy side dish. So many great flavors and textures.

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    Comment by Eliana — July 20, 2010 @ 8:55 PM

  4. This would make a nice change of pace from regular rice. I am wondering if it would nicely complement things like sweet and sour meatballs, or would that be pineapple and pepper overload? Anyway, I’m sure we can find some fish or chicken recipes this will taste fabulous with.

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    Comment by Margo — July 21, 2010 @ 1:11 PM

  5. YUM!! This would go great with kabobs.

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    Comment by Amy Brown — July 23, 2010 @ 8:52 PM

  6. Oh man, I wish my hubs wasn’t so darn picky. I’d love this rice but he’d pick around all the good stuff and drive me crazy!

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    Comment by Tracey — July 26, 2010 @ 6:47 AM

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