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Tropical Rice Pilaf

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Tropical Rice Pilaf
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 8
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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.
Updated Dec 31, 2012

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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Full of good-for-you electrolytes, coconut water adds a subtle tropical flair to this easy side dish.

Nutrition Information

138 Calories, 3g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 25g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
138
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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