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Tropical Rice Pilaf

Jazz up ordinary rice into this fruity pilaf featuring pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts – an easy and flavorful side dish with tropical flair.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

6
slices fresh pineapple (1/4 inch thick)
1
cup uncooked jasmine rice
1
can (11.8 oz) coconut water
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup chopped macadamia nuts, toasted
4
medium green onions, thinly sliced (1/4 cup)

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat grill pan or gas or charcoal grill. Place pineapple slices on grill over high heat. Cook uncovered 4 to 8 minutes, turning once, until light brown. Coarsely chop pineapple; set aside.
  • 2 Cook rice as directed on package, using coconut water as liquid and adding salt. Let stand 5 minutes or until flavors are blended. Fluff rice with fork; stir in grilled pineapple, nuts and onions.
  • 1 Heat grill pan or gas or charcoal grill. Place pineapple slices on grill over high heat. Cook uncovered 4 to 8 minutes, turning once, until light brown. Coarsely chop pineapple; set aside.
  • 2 Cook rice as directed on package, using coconut water as liquid and adding salt. Let stand 5 minutes or until flavors are blended. Fluff rice with fork; stir in grilled pineapple, nuts and onions.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Full of good-for-you electrolytes, coconut water adds a subtle tropical flair to this easy side dish.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
138
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Sodium
123mg
123%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.