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Al Pastor Rice

Author: Michelle De La Cerda


  • 2 cups long grain white rice

With Cooking liquid

  • 3 1/2 cups cooking liquid
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice

Without cooking liquid

  • 1 chipotle (from chipotle in adobo can)
  • 1 tsp adobo
  • 2 tbsp white onion
  • 1/2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • Pinch of cumin
  • Pinch of oregano (Mexican, if possible)
  • 1-8 oz can pineapple with juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ~ 2 cups broth (chicken or vegetable) +/-
  • Salt/Pepper to taste


Without cooking liquid

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender, except the broth. Puree until smooth.
  2. Add enough broth to equal 4 cups of liquid

Cooking with a rice cooker

  1. Add the liquid and the rice to a rice cooker and press cook.

Stove top cooking

  1. Read package directions and cook accordingly, which is approximately:
  2. Bring rice to boil over medium heat while covered, allow to cook for about 10 minutes, reduce the heat to low and cook additional 20 minutes covered.