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.



Recipe Summary

40 mins
10 mins
50 mins
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 31% DV; carbohydrates 158.1g 51% DV; fat 20.4g 31% DV; cholesterol 35.2mg 12% DV; sodium 305.2mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
Made as written (forgot the cilantro for the picture) and this turned out great! The rice could have used more seasoning. Next time I'd use broth instead of water. Easy fix. Excellent recipe! Read More