Island Rice

Rice is such versatile dish that can be mixed up many different ways. Typical ingredients from the tropics are featured and is absalutely delicious!  Ty pairing this dish with Grilled Porkchops with a Roasted Poblano Pineapple Sauce. Pineapple tidbits can used in place of the plantains, if you can’t find them or mix it up with your favorite tropical ingredients!


2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 small yellow onion finely diced
1/4 of a red pepper finely diced
1 cup of rice not minute
2 ripe plantains, chopped until almost mashed (optional if you can’t find them)
1 – 15 oz. can of chicken broth
1 – 15 oz. can of lite coconut milk
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
1/4 cup of finely chopped cilantro


In a deep large skillet heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add onions and red peppers and sauté until translucent. Add rice and sauté until rice begins to change color. Add plantains and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add chicken stock, coconut milk, salt and cilantro. Stir and let simmer until all liquid is absorbed.

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