Coconut rice with pan seared pineapple and sausage
We recently moved so my motivation to cook over the last several weeks has been exactly zero. However, today I wanted something really good that wasn’t fast food but also wouldn’t take forever. Last week I bought rice, coconut milk and pineapple with the intention of making simple coconut rice with pineapple on top but every day it sounded just ok so I didn’t make it.
Then we went to Target for the zillionth time since I was out of coffee and it’s just around the corner (this was a dangerous choice of location in hind sight). As we wandered the aisles I came across Aidells pineapple & bacon smoked chicken sausage, which I already knew was amazing, and I knew how I could elevate my coconut rice with pineapple.
Let me tell you, the pan seared pineapple was the real breakthrough here because I never would have thought to cook it in a skillet with salt if I weren’t also cooking the sausage. I think I could just sit and eat an entire bowl of the pineapple it was so freaking good. Also, I will probably be doing several more recipes with it including pan seared pineapple fried rice. I wanna make it now even though I’m currently stuffed.
Now to resist eating all the leftovers later tonight. Enjoy!
- 1 1/2 c. Jasmine rice
- 1 can Thai coconut milk
- 1 tsp. sugar
- salt to taste
- 2 c water
- 1 can pineapple tidbits
- 1 package Aidells pineapple & bacon smoked chicken sausage
- Put coconut milk, water, salt and sugar into a pan and bring to a boil.
- Add rice, reduce heat to simmer and cover.
- Keep covered so the water doesn’t evaporate, but stir frequently or the rice will stick to the bottom and burn.
- When the rice becomes creamy and sticky, check that it’s actually cooked. If the rice isn’t fully cooked, add water and continue until cooked through.
- While the rice is cooking, quarter and slice sausage and add to a large skillet.
- Drain pineapple (keep the juice because you can use it instead of/in addition to the water in the rice or just drink it) and add to skillet.
- Salt the pineapple well and cook on a high heat with the sausage, stirring basically constantly so it doesn’t burn. Once there’s a little char, remove from heat and let sit in the pan until rice is done. *Note: Don’t be afraid of the high heat, if the temp is too low the pineapple will just leak juice and neither will brown.
- Place sausage and pineapple on top of rice and stuff your face. I like to use my metal chopsticks to eat it because I’m extra like that.