Pineapple Rice Casserole

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  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
251 Calories
7g Fat
47g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 251
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 2g
Calcium 42mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This pineapple casserole is a nice side dish to serve with ham. Try making it for your next family gathering and watch as everyone pays you compliments over the delicious meal.


  • 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

Steps 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.

  5. Cover with foil and bake at 400 F for about 20 minutes.

  6. Serve with ham or pork.