Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pineapple and Cilantro Rice (or Quinoa)

Pineapple and Cilantro Rice (or Quinoa)

2 cups uncooked brown basmati rice or Quinoa
1 pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, leaves, coarsely chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch dice (I used an orange bell pepper I had on hand)
1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 lime, cut into wedges, for garnish


  1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Stir in the rice or Quinoa, reduce to a simmer. Cook until rice is tender but still firm, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain; rinse with cool water.
  2. Transfer to a bowl, and stir in the pineapple, cilantro, bell pepper, and olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper. Cover, and chill. Serve cooled with lime wedges.
After the fact I also thought that pine nuts might add a nice little crunch to it. I may or may not try it next time! haha :)

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