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Pineapple Rice with Cashews

Pineapple Rice with Cashews is about to become your new addiction! This Coconut Rice  is sweet, slightly creamy cooked coconut milk, pineapple juice and crushed pineapple, brightened by cilantro, lime and roasted cashews  AKA HEAVENLY! 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 -6



  • 3 tablespoons lime juice more or less to taste
  • 1/2 cup salted roasted cashews
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • freshly cracked salt and pepper to taste


  • Drain pineapple juice from crushed pineapple in a measuring cup. Add coconut milk to equal 3 cups liquid, adding water if necessary.
  • Add liquid to a large nonstick saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer then stir in all remaining ingredients EXCEPT Garnishes. Bring to a boil then cover and reduce heat to low (dial should be a little above lowest setting). Simmer for approximately 20 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring at 15 minutes, adding water if necessary.
  • When rice is tender, remove from heat and let rest 5 minutes, covered.
  • When ready to serve (not before), stir in lime juice, cilantro and cashews.
  • Taste and season with freshly cracked salt and pepper and additional lime juice to taste if desired.