I wanted to do a little something different with my rice today. Thought a pineapple rice would be a tasty side for the Mahi-Mahi I was fixing for dinner. I added a spicy kick and a bit of soy along with some brown sugar and orange juice for a sweet and sour spicy asian flair.
Spicy Pineapple Rice
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup jasmine rice
- 1 can pineapple tidbits – 8 o.z. – drained (reserving about 1/4 cup juice)
- 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1/8 cup brown sugar
- 1/8 cup orange juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 Tbs soy sauce
- 2 green onions – thinly sliced
- salt and pepper to taste
In medium sauce pan bring broth to a boil; add rice and cook for about 10 minutes. In small sauce pan combine remaining ingredients except green onions and simmer for about 5 minutes; stir mixture into partially cooked rice and continue cooking for about 10 more minutes over low heat. Stir in green onions add salt and pepper if desired and serve.
Enjoy ~ Kimberly