Pineapple Rice

Pineapple Rice

Instead of plain rice, fix this fragrant version filled with sauteed vegetables and bits of juicy pineapple. Toasting the rice and cumin seeds in butter before cooking guarantees great flavor and keeps the rice grains separate and fluffy.

10 min. prep time
6 servings
151 Rating


2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
1 cup basmati or long-grain rice
1 teaspoon cumin seed*
2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1 (8-ounce) can pineapple tidbits in juice, well-drained, coarsely chopped


Melt 1 tablespoon butter in 4-quart saucepan until sizzling. Add rice and cumin; cook over medium-high heat until rice begins to brown (1 to 2 minutes).

Stir in water and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook until all water is absorbed (15 minutes). Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling. Add red pepper and onions; cook over medium heat until tender (3 minutes). Stir in pineapple; cook 1 minute or until heated through. Gently stir rice with fork; stir in vegetable mixture.

*Substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin.

Recipe Tip

Rice can be made up to a day ahead and reheated in the microwave.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 170

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 430mg

Carbohydrates: 30g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #12886©2003Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This is a very nice side dish recipe. The cumin seed adds a good flavor but doesn't seem so over-powering that it would detract from the main dish.

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