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Tropical Rice Pilaf

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 40 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Jazz up ordinary rice into this fruity pilaf featuring pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts – an easy and flavorful side dish with tropical flair.

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)

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

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

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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