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This recipe turns one of my favorite street foods into a delicious meal and is a strong contender for my family's favorite 'meatless Monday' dish. The mix of sweet, spicy, and savory flavors turn an ordinary weeknight into a fiesta. Additional garnishes, if desired, include black beans, avocado, pico de gallo, fresh tomato salsa, chipotle salsa, salsa verde, jalapenos or green chile, roasted/sliced poblano pepper, or lemon pepper.

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40 mins
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2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Brush pineapple and corn with oil and place carefully on the grill. Cook pineapple until grill marks appear, about 3 minutes. Flip and leave on heat just until grill marks appear on the second side, about 3 minutes more; do not overcook, as pineapple will become mushy.

  • Grill corn, turning throughout, until somewhat charred, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from grill and cool until safe too handle. Cut kernels off cobs into a bowl.

  • Assemble 2 bowls by spooning equal amounts of rice into the bottom and topping each with 1/2 the roasted corn kernels. Spoon crema over over corn and drizzle with hot sauce. Add 2 to 3 pineapple rings to each bowl and top with cotija cheese and cilantro. Add salt and pepper and a squeeze of lime juice.

Cook's Note:

You can use canned pineapple and corn instead of fresh. You can substitute queso fresco or feta cheese for the cotija. You can use a lemon in place of lime.

Nutrition Facts

817 calories; protein 15.5g; carbohydrates 158.1g; fat 20.4g; cholesterol 35.2mg; sodium 305.2mg. Full Nutrition