We served our Island BBQ Kabobs over a bed of this sweet and scrumptious 'Island Rice'...and yes, just because there's pineapple in it I am calling it 'Island', hehe. I had been dying for the chance to make a marinade and heat up the bbq, so I jumped on the opportunity when it arose last weekend. However, my afterthought was, "oh wait, I can't just serve meat alone! What should I make to go with it?" This rice was the last minute 'mad scientist' creation that ensued. Sometimes those end up being the best recipes, and we think this one definitely earned that ranking :) The pineapple and cilantro gave the rice a light and fresh flavor that was perfect for a summer BBQ and complimented the flavors in the kabobs as well.
- 2 cups Rice
- 2 cans Pineapple, crushed or chunks (reserve juice)
- about 4 cups reserved Pineapple Juice (from above pineapple in rice, and from kabob pineapple cans if serving with kabobs)
- 1/2 bunch Cilantro, chopped (plus extra for garnish)