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Thai coconut-pineapple rice

7
7
7
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This combination of Jasmine rice, coconut milk, and pineapple with fresh mint and almonds can be the perfectly savory side dish or paired with a grilled protein for an amazing and filling fried rice entrée. As a side, it goes very well with Thai chicken or shrimp recipes. It delivers the creamy coconut base, tangy pineapple, crunchy almonds, and hint of ginger spice, for a completely well rounded dish. When you want pure comfort food, this recipe will satisfy every flavor and texture craving: sweet, savory, spicy, warm, creamy, crunchy, and best of all, nutritious! Sprinkle with salt before serving, if desired.

Ingredients

Light unsweetened coconut milk

1 cup(s)

Water

1 cup(s)

Ginger root

2 tsp, fresh, minced

Table salt

½ tsp

Uncooked jasmine rice

1 cup(s)

Pineapple

1 cup(s), fresh, diced

Uncooked scallion(s)

½ cup(s), chopped

Mint leaves

¼ Tbsp, fresh, chopped

Chopped almonds

2 Tbsp, toasted

Fresh lime(s)

½ medium, cut into 4 wedges

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine coconut milk, water, ginger and 1/2 teaspoon of salt; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in rice; reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is tender and most of liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat; add pineapple, scallions and mint (do not stir). Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with almonds; fluff rice with a fork. Serve with lime wedges to squeeze over rice. Yields about 1 cup per serving.