Thursday, August 4, 2011

Island Rice

This is a wonderful sweet rice side dish.  It would greatly accompany a meat such as teriyaki chicken or pineapple ham or even pulled pork.  It has hints of sweetness with a bit of spice so it would be paired perfectly with a salty meat or even a bean dish too.

Sit back and pretend you're in the Caribbean seas while you eat this meal, minus any hurricanes or stormy weather that is!   Sip a cocktail with a little umbrella too!  :-)

Island Rice

(Serves 4)

2 cups of cooked brown rice
1 cup (8oz) crushed pineapples, with juice
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 roasted red pepper, diced, with oil
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/4 tsp of curry powder

Prepare your brown rice according to package directions.  Meanwhile, grease a skillet with cooking spray.  Toss in your diced roasted red pepper, green onions, pineapple pieces and juice and garlic.  Cook for about five minutes.  Toss in the cooked brown rice.  Sprinkle in the curry powder.  Mix well.  Heat for another 5 to 7 minutes.  Serve immediately with your main dish.

What foods remind you of the islands?  Or is it just the fruity drinks?  :-)

1 comment:

  1. This sounds wonderful!

    For dinner tonight I opened up a bag of frozen stir fry vegetables with teriyaki sauce. In your honor, I served a can of pineapple chunks on the side.