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Pineapple Coconut Rice

Updated: May 26

Pineapple Coconut Rice

Everyone wants to eat healthy food. Okay, let me correct it: almost everyone wants to eat delicious, sustainable, hassle-free, nutritious food. So today, I am making an easy-breezy, tropically delicious one-pot rice without oil. This one-pot Pineapple coconut rice is my family’s favorite meal. It has a sweet and tangy flavor to entice your taste buds. Besides, it is an excellent lunch box meal. I am cooking rice with bite-sized pineapple chunks and coconut milk with a slight hint of spices in this dish. I use desiccated coconut for a richer taste, but you can always use freshly shredded one. A teaspoon of coconut sugar adds a nice flavor, but you can use jaggery or brown sugar as a substitute. I am also adding dry-roasted cashews. A handful of cashews adds a lovely crunch to the dish and more nutrition. By roasting cashews, I am increasing their digestibility and absorbability by the body. Pairing your Pineapple Coconut Rice with protein-rich side dishes like chickpea salad/Bean salad/ lentil curry, or yogurt raita will ensure that your meal is nutritionally balanced and complete regarding essential amino acids. Do try this recipe; Your kids are going to love it.

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cook time:15 mins

Total time: 35 mins


Pineapple – 2 cups (diced)

Coconut milk – 3 cups

Coconut desiccated/ freshly shredded – 2 tbsp

Ginger garlic paste- 1 tbsp (or freshly grated)

Rice – 2 cups (basmati /long-grained)

Bay leaf- 1

Cardamom – 2

Cinnamon stick – 1

Caraway – 1/2 tsp

Garam masala powder – 1 tsp

Coconut sugar – 1 tsp

Salt- as per taste

Pineapple Coconut Rice


  1. Rinse rice and soak it for 20 mins.

  2. Heat a wok or a heavy-based stainless-steel pot. Using medium flame, Dry roast caraway seeds, cardamom, cinnamon stick, and bay leaf for a minute

Pineapple Coconut Rice

3. Add grated ginger and garlic to the wok. Stir for 10 sec.

Pineapple Coconut Rice

4. Add desiccated coconut to it and roast for a minute till it gets a golden-brown color.

Pineapple Coconut Rice

Pineapple Coconut Rice

5. Now add pineapples and rice to the wok. Stir it nicely.

Pineapple Coconut Rice

Pineapple Coconut Rice

6. Add coconut milk, sugar, garam masala powder, and salt.

Pineapple Coconut Rice

Pineapple Coconut Rice

7. Cover the wok and let it simmer for 10 mins.

8. Fluff the rice gently. Mix roasted cashew nuts and garnish the rice with spring onions and cilantro leaves. Enjoy

Pineapple Coconut Rice

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May 26
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Looks delicious

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