Sweet, slightly creamy Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Cashew Rice cooked in pineapple juice, crushed pineapple and coconut milk, brightened by cilantro, lime and roasted cashews – HEAVENLY! An easy side for any main dish and impressive enough for company.
I am constantly going through different “cravings.” Mostly Mexican, mostly Asian, but right now, its everything tropical island. I love the sweetness of pineapple and mangoes, the freshness of lime, and sweet, creamy coconut. Drool.
I currently have in my lineup to share with you Island Shrimp Salad, Caribbean Sweet Heat Chicken, Island Sweet Chili Chicken and on and on. All seeping with paradisaical flavors. And what does every tropical (and even Asian) entree need as a side?
The perfect Hawaiian rice! Hello gorgeous.
I can pretty much guarantee you won’t be able to stop eating this Pineapple Coconut Cashew Rice. After all it cooks IN the pineapple juice and coconut milk so it is as tropically delicious as it gets.
It starts with a can of crushed pineapple that you measure the pineapple juice of and add coconut milk to equal 3 cups.
Bring to a simmer…
Cook, covered for approximately 20 minutes while the rice drinks in all that tropical goodness. Just think of all that flavor ingestion! mmmmm….
When the rice is done soaking in all the juices, its slightly creamy from the coconut milk, sweet refreshing from the pineapple, with just slight undertones of spices. Just before serving (so the lime doesn’t get lost), stir in your cilantro, lime juice to balance the sweet pineapple, and your roasted, salted, cashews to add a depth of nutty crunch.
And then its eating time!
AKA a taste of paradise time.
Sweet, creamy Pineapple, Coconut Cashew Rice. I’ll meet you in the tropics.
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