Central American

Arroz con Piña

September 15, 2020
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Photo by Marisel Salazar
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 40 minutes
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

This recipe comes from Marisel Salazar. —Marisel Salazar

What You'll Need
  • 1 whole pineapple
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 cup sugar (or to your liking)
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon up to 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Pineapple meat to your liking
  1. Wash and dry the pineapple. Cut the top and bottom of the pineapple off. Peel the pineapple with a knife, saving as much of the skin. Set skins aside. Boil 5 cups of water in a medium pot or saucepan. Add pineapple skins, rice, and cinnamon. Cook 25-30 minutes or until rice is cooked and pineapple and cinnamon are fragrant. Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes. Remove pineapple skins and cinnamon sticks. Transfer rice and water to a separate bowl.
  2. Add evaporated milk, sugar, vanilla and pineapple meat to your liking to the rice and water. Stir until combined. Transfer to a blender and blend 30-45 seconds or until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with pineapple chunks. You may chill the arroz con piña in the fridge or add ice cubes to cool instantly.

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