Pineapple Rice Casserole

Pineapple
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  • 60 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
Ratings

This pineapple casserole is a nice side dish to serve with ham.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/4 cups long-grain rice
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 2/3 cups (14 ​ounce can) crushed pineapple
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

How to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat; cook rice, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup syrup.
  3. Add the reserved syrup, salt, and water to the saucepan with rice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the rice is tender and water is absorbed.
  4. Stir in pineapple, sugar, lemon zest, and nutmeg. Transfer to lightly buttered 1 1/2-quart casserole.
  1. Cover with foil and bake at 400 F for about 20 minutes.
  2. Serve with ham or pork.