Pineapple-Lime Rice Recipe -
Pineapple-Lime Rice Recipe
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Pineapple-Lime Rice

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"Flavorful rice to accompany chicken or fish."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    30 mins


  1. Bring the rice, pineapple juice, water, pineapple, butter, lime zest, and salt to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Stir in the cilantro, green onions, and lime juice to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 21, 2011

Great recipe! It's got a wonderful citrus flavor that's great with a citrus grilled chicken. I left out the cilatro (personal preference). Overall, a very tasty side dish.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 26, 2010

I made this as a side to California Chicken on this site. My husband, who hates fruit in his dinner, liked it. So, I thought it was a success. I didn't have any cilantro in the house, and I am positive it would be better with it. I think it needed a kick though--maybe some jalepeno or green chiles.


42 Ratings

Sep 20, 2010

I made this rice to go with baked jerk chicken and it was amazing! I followed the recipe with one omission (accidental) and one addition. I forgot to put in the salt and added a diced orange bell pepper. This was incredible! I loved the fresh, savory sweetness of it and will absolutely make it again! To address the issue of the rice burning, you need to add more liquid from the beginning. White rice needs twice as much water to cook properly. For this recipe I used 1 cup water and 1 cup of pineapple juice. That should keep your rice tender and moist

Apr 18, 2011

I liked this, the rest of the family passed on it. This has a nice strong citrus flavor, the lime really comes through.

Mar 19, 2012

I pulsed fresh pineapple in the mini chopper for the crushed pineapple. I wanted a strong lime flavor, so I added additional lime juice and zest. The pineapple, lime, and cilantro flavors all complement each other giving you a really fresh flavor. Nice change from plain white rice with minimal effort.

Aug 05, 2011

I liked this but I feel like it needed a kick of something....more lime zest or cayenne? I will definately make again as I am always looking for new ways to make rice.

Aug 19, 2011

Very good rice!! I made it using fresh pineapple and it turned out great. I also used about a half cup of cilantro and a little more green onions.

Apr 15, 2011

I might have to admit- I might be a rice queen! This was delicious- added a lot more lime to the rice and it was nice and tangy!


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  • Calories
  • 238 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 2.5 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 166 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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