If you're looking for a rice recipe to liven up your dinner, this pineapple rice is the perfect side dish for the job. Wonderful tropical flavors in an easy fried rice recipe that will make you very popular at the table.

– boiling-hot unsalted vegetable broth – salt or to taste – 1 teaspoon of black pepper – 5 tablespoons of vegetable oil – 1 large yellow onion minced – 1 cup of fresh pineapple cut into small cubes (optional) – 1 small piece of fresh ginger root – 2 cups of Jasmine or basmati rice – Juice of half a lime – A handful of cilantro leaves or chopped green onion – Unsalted cashews


In a medium saucepan, heat the vegetable broth seasoned with salt and pepper to taste. Maintain hot.

Step 1:

Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pineapple, onion, and ginger, and cook and stir until the onion has become translucent. Add the rice and cook, stirring until the rice is gleaming with oil and is heated through.

Step 2:

Uncover, stir, add the remaining oil and lime juice, and cover again. Wait another 10 minutes. Try the rice; it should be firm but tender inside. If necessary, cover and leave another 5 minutes over very low heat.Pour the vegetable stock on the rice and mix well. Stir regularly to avoid excessive sticking, and simmer until most of the rice has evaporated.When almost all the liquid has evaporated, cover with a tight-fitting lid and simmer over very low heat for 15 minutes.

Step 3:

Garnish with cilantro and cashews, and serve. Fluff the rice with a fork and scoop it into a serving bowl.

Step 4:

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