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Coconut Milk Rice with Pineapple
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5 from 4 votes

Coconut Milk Rice with Pineapple

Coconut Milk Rice with Pineapple features tender white rice simmered in a rich bath of coconut milk, resulting in a creamy side dish spiked with the bright taste of pineapple!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 ½ cups White Rice
  • 14 oz can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits drained
  • 1 teaspoon table salt


  • Rinse rice under cold running water then add to saucepan along with water, coconut milk and salt.
  • Briefly stir the rice to ensure it does not stick to the bottom as you bring liquid to a boil, then cover saucepan, reduce to a simmer, and cook till the liquid has been absorbed and rice is tender, ~25 minutes.
  • Stir in pineapple tidbits, taste for salt and serve.


Pineapple tidbits come in a can and are smaller than pineapple chunks.
The time it takes to cook rice varies depending on your level of heat.
Tip: If the liquid absorbs/evaporates before rice is tender you can add a couple tablespoons of additional water to assist with cooking. This can be an issue if you forget to cover the saucepan.
Substitute pickled pineapple for even more flavor!