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Pineapple Rice Recipe
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5 from 10 votes

Pineapple Rice

This one pot pineapple rice recipe is so good and is quick and easy. It's a great side dish for grilled chicken or shrimp, but you may catch yourself eating it straight out of the pot, with nothing else! It's that great! This easy pineapple rice is perfect for any summer occasion, from weeknight dinners to a tropical barbecue festa!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Brazilian
Keyword: brazilian recipes, fruits, latin american recipe, rice
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Aline Shaw


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1.5 cups of water
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1 pineapple peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1 tablespoon of pineapple juice (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of raisins
  • 1/2 cup of cilantro roughly copped
  • 1/2 cup of almonds roughly copped
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt


  • heat the coconut oil in a medium size pan, over medium heat
  • add the onions and cook them until they are transparent, about 2 mins
  • add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 mins
  • add the rice, and stir
  • add salt, cumin and stir
  • add the water and bring to a boil
  • when the water is boiling, reduce heat to low, cover and cook util rice is tender
  • when the rice is cooked, add the pineapple juice, the pineapple, almonds and raisins (do not stir), cover and leave it covered for about 10 mins
  • after 10 mins, add the cilantro and stir to combine

Bom Apetite!