Pineapple-Lime Jasmine Rice

by | May 2, 2014 | Side Dishes, Sides, Apps and Snacks | 0 comments

With only four ingredients and the push of a button, this Pineapple-Lime Jasmine Rice comes together in a flash. Plus, it’s the perfect side-dish for spring and summer meals!

With only four ingredients and the push of a button, this Pineapple-Lime Jasmine Rice comes together in a flash. Plus, it's the perfect side-dish for spring and summer meals!

I’ll be honest: I hate thinking up side dishes for our weeknight meals. Quite honestly, it’s chore enough to come up with a main course that everyone in my family will eat {without complaining}. Thinking up a side-dish in addition sometimes pushes my stress level right to the edge. So I often fall back on our old standbys: couscous or rice.

I’ve always been a minute-rice in a bag kind of gal {or long cooking rice on the stovetop if I’m feeling particularly domestic}, so when Zojirushi contacted me to test out their rice cookers it peaked my interest a bit. Many of you may already use rice cookers for your rice, but I’d never used one – and quick frankly, didn’t get what all the hubub was about.

I get it now.

Seriously, you guys…why did no one tell me about the awesomeness of rice cookers before? The Tall Boy rolled his eyes at having yet another kitchen appliance, but this one is well worth the storage space it uses. All I have to do is dump in my rice, fill the container up to the water line indicated inside the pan, and press “Start.” I don’t have to keep my eye on the pan or worry about overcooking anything when I get side-tracked watching reruns of “Castle” during dinner prep.

With only four ingredients and the push of a button, this Pineapple-Lime Jasmine Rice comes together in a flash. Plus, it's the perfect side-dish for spring and summer meals!

For this recipe, I used Jasmine Rice and the White Rice setting – in approximately 55 minutes, I had perfectly cooked, super fluffy rice. I added a bit of butter, since that’s basically the only way the Tall Boy will eat rice:

With only four ingredients and the push of a button, this Pineapple-Lime Jasmine Rice comes together in a flash. Plus, it's the perfect side-dish for spring and summer meals!

Then added a can of crushed pineapple {juice and all} and the juice of half of a lime:

With only four ingredients and the push of a button, this Pineapple-Lime Jasmine Rice comes together in a flash. Plus, it's the perfect side-dish for spring and summer meals!

I like to add in some chopped cilantro as well, although it’s optional {Doodle refuses to eat anything green, so I usually just sprinkle some on mine when serving}. It was so easy and so simple, I’m wondering why I haven’t been using rice cookers before now.

And guess what? Zojirushi is offering one of you the chance to win a rice cooker as well! Just enter using the Rafflecopter form at the bottom of the post.

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With only four ingredients and the push of a button, this Pineapple-Lime Jasmine Rice comes together in a flash. Plus, it's the perfect side-dish for spring and summer meals!

Pineapple-Lime Jasmine Rice
 
Serves: serves 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Jasmine Rice
  • 2 cups water (if not using rice cooker)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple
  • juice of half a lime
  • chopped cilantro, for garnish
Method
  1. Fill water to fill line in your rice cooker; add rice and set programmer for white rice. If cooking on stove top, cook 1 cup of rice in 2 cups of water for 12 to 15 minutes, or until rice is tender.
  2. When rice is cooked, remove from heat and stir in butter, crushed pineapple and lime juice. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

So tell me, do you use rice cookers? What’s your favorite way to use it? I need some fun new ideas!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Zojirushi. The opinions and text are all mine.

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