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Pineapple Pepper Rice

Need a new rice recipe? Pineapple Pepper Rice This might be the one! It is savory and just a little sweet, brightly colored and tastes great. If you have leftover rice, this an also be made in less than 30 minutes. Pineapple Pepper Rice is excellent served with grilled chicken or pork, or hey, just dig into a bowl all by itself.

Pineapple Pepper Rice


Pineapple Pepper Rice is soooo yum!

We are always on the lookout for new ways to prepare rice. Our family loves it, especially our youngest child. She’s crazy about rice recipes!


Pineapple Pepper Rice


You can use any kind of rice for this recipe, as long as it is not a quick-cook variety. We had a partial bag of brown and a partial bag of white left, so we mixed it. Instead of cooking our rice in plain water, we used chicken broth. Broth = magic.  leftover rice you can skip this step totally and get to the skillet.


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Garlic…yep. Sizzle until you start to smell it and it turns golden. If it burns, toss it and start over.

This dish came together with some left over bell peppers we had on hand. Turned out fantastic. You could also use some fresh chopped green onions, some mushrooms, or small diced zucchini.


Pineapple Pepper Rice


You can use pineapple chunks if you prefer, but we wanted smaller pieces and opted for crushed instead. We did not want the sweetness of the pineapple to overpower the rice recipe. (By the way, this recipe is excellent with our Hawaiian Grilled Pork Kabobs.)


More Recipes using Rice:

Baked Lemon Rice

Chicken Vegetable Rice Casserole

Simple Zucchini Wild Rice

Hawaiian Rice + Quinoa Bowls


Stir the very well, adding the soy sauce, pepper, and ginger. Stir in your rice. Simmer, add cilantro and serve.


This savory-sweet rice recipe is a perfect side dish. Using bright chopped sweet peppers and crushed pineapples, our Pineapple Pepper Rice is so good!


Love this Pineapple Pepper Rice Recipe! We will be making this again very soon. (No leftovers!)

(If you see these shots of food from my deck rail, know that I am running out of natural daylight in my kitchen.  )


Pineapple Pepper Rice


Pineapple Pepper Rice
4.5 from 2 votes

Pineapple Pepper Rice

A tasty rice side dish with sweet bell peppers, pineapple and cilantro.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 301 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

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  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice not instant or quick cook
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable all purpose seasoning blend
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 cup chopped bell peppers any color or mix
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple undrained
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro

Cook That

  1. In a pot with a tight fitting lid, combine rice, chicken broth and vegetable seasoning. Bring to a low boil, stir. Cover with lid, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes or according to package cooking time. Do not stir while cooking.
  2. Chop onion and bell peppers into small diced pieces. Set aside.
  3. When rice is done cooking, heat garlic and oil on medium heat in a separate large skillet. Add onions and peppers, stir and saute for 5 to 10 minutes until vegetables start to soften.
  4. Stir in crushed pineapple, soy sauce, ginger and pepper. Reduce heat to a simmer. Add rice, combine well. Heat through, about 5 minutes. Add cilantro and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Pepper Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 866mg38%
Potassium 443mg13%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 840IU17%
Vitamin C 49.6mg60%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    Brenda Richardson
    November 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Do I drain the pineapple or not. I will make it for supper tonight and was just wondering?

    • Reply
      Brenda Richardson
      November 10, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      Never mind. I just reread the recipe. I see it is undrained.

    • Reply
      November 10, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      I didn’t drain mine. I like the extra pineapple flavor.

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