Side Dishes

Recipe—Tropical Macadamia Nut Rice

How many times have you served a side of plain white rice with your favorite dishes? With how quick and easy this macadamia nut rice is you will be looking to spruce up your rice more often. This takes rice to a whole new level. It is sweet and salty and has a great balance of textures with the crunchy nuts mixed in. This is a great side dish if you are looking for food for a luau. I love to serve it with teriyaki chicken and grilled pineapple. Yummy in my tummy! This rice pairs nicely with my homemade halibut fish sticks, any grilled fish, or even grilled pork or shrimp with Caribbean seasonings. Try this out and give your taste buds a real tropical treat. Aloooooohaaaaa!

2 cups jasmine rice, uncooked
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 tbsp olive oil
1/3 c green onions, thinly sliced
2/3 cup roasted macadamia nuts, chopped


  • Cook rice according to package instructions.
  • While the rice is cooking, lightly toast your coconut in a skillet over medium heat until it turns a nice golden color.  Set aside.
  • After the rice has sat covered per the package instructions, drizzle with olive oil and gently fluff with a fork.
  • Stir in toasted coconut, green onions, macadamia nuts, and season with salt.

8 thoughts on “Recipe—Tropical Macadamia Nut Rice”

    1. You have been missing out! Macadamia nuts are one of my favorites! While there is no other nut quite like them the most similar one I can think of is a cashew… but better. They are really mild, fairly sweet, and are oily giving them an almost creamy or buttery texture when eaten. I love a good piece of halibut or mahi mahi crusted in macadamia nuts and pan seared. Definitely worth trying! 🙂

      1. More pricey than most nuts but not outrageous. You can typically pick up a jar at the store for under $10. I think they may even have little baggies of already chopped ones in the baking section for a couple of dollars.

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