Side view of Spiced Shrimp sitting on a bed of Coconut-Pineapple Rice

Spiced Shrimp on Coconut-Pineapple Rice

"Rice to the Rescue!" Recipe Contest Winner- Jamie Miller

  • Prep Time
    10 min
  • Cook Time
    20 min
  • Total Time
    30 min


  • 1 (8-ounce) can pineapple tidbits in 100% juice
  • 1 (14-ounce) can light coconut milk
  • ½ cup water
  • ¾ teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala or curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1½ pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped green onions, divided


  • Drain pineapple reserving ¼ cup juice in medium saucepan. Add water, coconut milk, and ¼ teaspoon salt and bring to a boil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in rice; cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook 15 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Stir in pineapple and ½ cup green onions.
  • Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add the shrimp, sprinkle with the remaining salt, garam masala, and pepper. Cook the shrimp 4 to 5 minutes or until opaque in center, stirring frequently. Spoon rice onto platter; top with shrimp and remaining 2 tablespoons green onions.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 340
  • Total Fat 9g
  • Cholesterol 170mg
  • Sodium 460mg
  • Carbohydrates 36g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Protein 26g