Pineapple Pork with Coconut Rice Apkmusk

Let’s tuck right into this comforting, super-satisfying bowl of yum. Immediately. Get your fork. Hurry, hurry.

I mean, sticky-sweet pork with that caramelized pan-fry goodness, the juicy chunks of pineapple, a handful of fresh herbs, slices of jalapeño, and crispy onions (yes, crispy onions! so underrated!) is all getting served over a hot pile of super luscious coconut rice (remember this rice from that delicious Ginger Peanut Chicken?), and WOW to the EEE. I hope you actually got your fork already because this is not a bad situation. Not at all.

The rich flavor, the caramelized texture, the totally indulgent and fragrant coconut rice… I mean, this is hands-down one of my favorite (easy! lifesaving! SOS!) meals of the season.

Why Pork and Pineapple Are a Match Made In Food Heaven

Nothing quite beats the sweet, tangy pop of fresh pineapple, really with anything…but it’s such a special flavor alongside pork in particular. It’s a sweet-salty combo that cannot be beat! And when you grill or sear the pineapple and all those natural sugars start caramelizing and turn into the most delicious sticky-saucy-sweet situation? HELLO WHAT A DREAM.

How To Make This Pineapple Pork

Not much to bring this addicting little number together. There is a teeny little marinate step, but it is very low-key and low-stress. A few hours is ideal, but also if you forget altogether, just pop it in that sauce when you pull ingredients out of the fridge. NBD!

That’s it! Then top with some fresh jalapeño and cilantro and a truly embarrassing amount of crispy onions, if you’re doing it right.

Pineapple pork with coconut rice on a plate with a fork.


Chicken would work well here or, for a vegetarian option, tofu would be great.

This dish has a lot of flavor, but it isn’t spicy. If you’re concerned about spice though, try omitting the jalapeños.

I have leftover crispy onions. What else can I use them for?

First, how? These underrated little things beg to be eaten by the handful! If you have extra crispy onions, please visit the Crunchy Roll Bowls next. SO YUMMY!

Where do I buy crispy onions?

You can find them at almost any grocery store near the canned green beans or some Asian markets sell them, too.

I don’t have an Instant Pot. How can I cook the rice?

Cooking the rice in a rice cooker (affiliate link) or just on the stove top should work well. To make it on the stove, you can add 2 cups of rice, 1.5 cups of water, and a 14-ounce can of coconut milk to a large pot and bring it to a boil. Once it’s boiling, you can reduce the heat to a simmer, cover the pot, and cook the rice for about 15-20 minutes.



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