Pineapple Pilaf

"This pilaf is nice served with pork or chicken. You can use tinned/canned pineapple, but then try to use those in natural juice. I sometimes add 4-6 oz frozen peas."
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  • In a frying pan melt half of the butter, add the pineapple and raisins, fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until the pineapple is lightly browned, remove from the stove and set aside.
  • Melt the rest of the butter in a large pan, add the green onions, fry for one minute, add the nuts, coriander, cayenne and when using the chili pepper, fry for 2 minutes.
  • Now add the rice with the salt and fry this for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add the pineapple-raisin mixture and the boiling stock or water.
  • Bring to the boil, lower the heat and cover the pan.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed.
  • Let the pilaf rest for 10 minutes, serve if desired with chopped parsley.

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  1. Honestly, I was a bit nervous about this dish, as it is much different than anything Ive ever made. However, I found it to be absolutely delicious! I added a bit of ground cardamom as Rita did, because I thought it was an excellent suggestion :-) I loved the addition of pineapples and raisins! I cant eat pineapple very often, but boy this is worth it. The dish is fabulous!!! I served with a bit of chopped parsley to garnish. Thanks for this wonderful recipe! I might even be able to get my family to try this next time I am home, hehe. Thanks again!!!
  2. Loved this served it with our Easter ham. I did have to skip the heat because of the company. But will make it again with it. I also added ground cardamom in place of the coriander.
  3. We love this recipe! I use toasted pine nuts instead of cashwe nuts and it is divine. Thank you Pets'R'Us
  4. We enjoyed this...the pineapple gives it a nice flavour....I like the other reviewers I too add ground cardamom which gives the dish a nice smell and flavour.
  5. I really enjoyed this... a nice not too sweet but fruit n spice flavor.. I think it goes well with pork.


  1. We love this recipe! I use toasted pine nuts instead of cashwe nuts and it is divine. Thank you Pets'R'Us


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