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Pineapple-Coconut Rice

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup uncooked basmati or long-grain rice
  • 1 1/2 cups diced fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 228
  • caloriesfromfat 15 %
  • fat 3.9 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • monofat 1.8 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 3.6 g
  • carbohydrate 45.4 g
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 2.2 mg
  • sodium 306 mg
  • calcium 39 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add diced onion, minced thyme, and pepper, and sauté 2 minutes. Add rice, and cook 1 minute. Stir in the pineapple and remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until rice is done and liquid is absorbed.