Arroz con Maíz Recipe (Corn and Pineapple Pilaf)

Arroz con Maíz Recipe (Corn and Pineapple Pilaf): delicious savory and the texture of sweet corn, the delicate sweet and sour flavor of fresh pineapple.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Caribbean, Dominican
Keyword arroz, maiz, primavera
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 566kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez


  • 5 1/2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 cup of sweet corn (boiled soft, or canned)
  • 2 1/2 cups of rice (long grain)
  • 1 cup of pineapple cut into very small cubes (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped parsley
  • 3 cups of boiling-hot vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (or more, to taste)
  • 4 sprigs of fresh cilantro , chopped finely


  • Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a medium-size thick-bottom pot over medium heat.
  • Add the corn and the rice and stir for a minute.
  • Add pineapple, cilantro and parsley, stir for a minute.
  • Add the vegetable broth, mix well. Taste the liquid and add salt to taste.
  • Stir regularly to avoid excessive sticking.
  • When all the water has evaporated cover with a tight fitting lid and simmer over very low heat.
  • Wait 15 minutes and uncover. Stir, add the remaining oil and cover again.
  • Wait another 10 minutes. Try the rice, it should be firm but tender inside.
  • If necessary, cover and leave another 5 minutes over very low heat.
  • Remove from the heat and mix in the cilantro.
  • Serve with meat or fish dish of your choice.


Calories: 566kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1293mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 21.9mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.2mg