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Curried Pineapple Rice

Rice, curry, garlic and pineapple blend together to create this distinctive side dish. "It's so pretty serve in a pineapple shell," says Cecelia Bodden of Burnaby, British Columbia. "And it tastes as good as it looks."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    12-14 servings


  • 1 fresh pineapple or 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped, optional
  • 4 green onions, chopped


  • Cut fresh pineapple to form a serving bowl if desired (see p. 58). Cut removed fruit into bite-size chunks; set aside. If using canned pineapple, drain and set aside (discard juice or save for another use).
  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in rice, garlic and curry powder. Add broth, soy sauce and jalapeno if desired. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • Stir in green onions and pineapple chunks. Spoon into pineapple shell. Replenish as needed or place remaining rice in another serving bowl.

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  • Grandmaj2u
    Aug 9, 2011

    A good recipe to have on hand. I would and have made it more than once. I also used green pepper instead of OR in addition to Jalapeno. I also use lite soy sauce. Oftern I add left over chicken, or pork. Carrot slices and snow peas also work very well. Pluse adding veggies is a great way to up the fiber and lower the carbs a little depending on what veggies you addand how much. Try stirring some green onion in, including the gree parts. It adds color and looks nice. I add the green onion in during the last 5 min of cookingA great take to work recipe for those who pack lunch. Freezez well too.

  • keverwann
    May 7, 2011

    Made a meal of this. Served 4-5.Halved this recipe, but kept all the pineapple. Left out the jalapeno and green onions. Added 1/2 orange bell pepper (chopped), 1/4 pound frozen salad shrimp, and home-grown garlic chives.Added the bell pepper and shrimp after the rice was done and cooked until the shrimp were thawed. Sprinkled the chives on top when serving.Even the 16 month-old liked it!

  • lisa53202
    Aug 21, 2009

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  • amyzimmerman
    Jul 7, 2008

    We loved it! The Four Z's

  • Grandmaj2u
    Mar 22, 2008

    very good. I subed half of the chicken both for no sugar added pineapple juice. I also used green peppers instead of jalapeno I like the taste of lite soy better than regular too. You can easily add chunks of Cooked chicken to this to serve as a main dish. I have aso made this with some water chestnuts and / or almonds It is a great recipe to have on hand, because it is so versitle