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Thai coconut-pineapple rice

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
10 min
20 min
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.


Light unsweetened coconut milk

1 cup(s)


1 cup(s)

Ginger root

2 tsp, fresh, minced

Table salt

½ tsp

Uncooked jasmine rice

1 cup(s)


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


  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.