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A fantastic rice dish that has all the great flavors of the tropics... sweet coconut, red curry, fresh pineapple and savory roasted cashews!
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3.68 from 40 votes

Tropical Coconut Pineapple Cashew Rice

A fantastic rice dish that has all the great flavors of the tropics... sweet coconut, red curry, fresh pineapple and savory roasted cashews!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked long grained rice rinsed until water runs clear
  • 1 - 20 oz .can crushed pineapple in pineapple juice
  • 1 - 13.5 oz .can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 Tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • FOR THE GARNISH:
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice or to taste
  • 1/2 cup salted roasted cashews
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • Drain can of crushed pineapple, reserving the juice into a large measuring cup. Add enough coconut milk to equal a total liquid amount of 3 cups. If there's not enough coconut milk, add water to reach the 3 cup line.
  • Pour into a saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  • Stir in the crushed pineapple and all remaining ingredients (except garnishes). Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 15-20 minutes, until rice is cooked and no extra liquid remains.
  • Keep covered and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Fluff rice with a fork, and right before serving, stir in the garnishes.

Notes

** Make sure not to add your garnishes until right before serving, so the cilantro retains it's green color, lime juice stands out, and the cashews are still crunchy.
** Recipe from Carlsbad Cravings