Fresh Pineapple Rice -Dairyfree

This recipe is so simple it takes longer to type it than make it, but it turned out so delicious we just had to share. We love rice and one of our favorite go-to quick dinners is Shrimp Fried Rice but I think this recipe may be even tastier! The idea for this recipe came from simply having extra pineapple leftover from another recipe (we’re making/sharing later this week). 


  • 1/4 cup fresh pineapple, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon nondairy butter
  • 1 (small) can dole pineapple juice 


Cut pineapple. Chop off top, bottom and sides to expose edible middle. You will only need about an 1-inch slice for this recipe so you can either enjoy the rest as a nice snack or use it in another recipe. We have another delicious pineapple recipe coming this week.  (It’s in the freezer now)   Add rice, water and nondairy butter to a rice cooker or sauce pan.  Dump in fresh pineapple and cook on high for 10-15 minutes until all water is absorbed.    When rice is dry, add a can of pineapple juice and stir. Cook on low or switch rice cooker to warm for 3-5 more minutes to allow rice to absorb juice. Salt and pepper to taste.We paired our rice with Coconut shrimp, but you could throw in a little shrimp or chicken and it would make a pretty yummy rice bowl.  Enjoy! 

*Pineapple has many health benefits due to its wealth of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, including potassium, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, beta carotene, thiamin, B6, and folate, as well as soluble and insoluble fiber, and bromelain. 



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