Gluten-Free and The Hawaiin Birthday Dinner Part 2

So last week, I shared my husband’s recipe for Macadamia Encrusted Mahi Mahi. This week is the follow up. (Hawaiian) Pineapple Rice Pilaf. It’s sweet and yummy and even my pickiest eater asked for seconds! Try and see if yours will too! 🙂

Pineapple Rice Pilaf
Uncooked long grain (slow cook) Rice   1.5 cup
Chicken Broth 3 cup
Red Bell Pepper 1/2cup chopped
Sweet Onion  1/2 cup chopped
Celery    1/2 cup chopped
Carrot   1/2 cup chopped
Garlic  2 cloves
1 tspn Vegetable oil
cruched pineapple – 1 can
Chop vegetables into fine (0.25 inch or smaller) pieces – julienne.
Heat oil in large saute pan over medium/high heat – We used “Wok Oil”
Saute Vegetables and garlic for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.  Onion and Celery should be becoming translucent. (smells good too).
Stir in uncooked rice,  sauteing for 2-3 minutes more, stirring frequently
Transfer rice and vegetables to a large chaffing dished
Add 3 cups of chicken broth
Place in oven for 20-30 minutes, covered as directed on package- (I had to uncover at 20 minutes to complete cooking)
When rice is finished cooking (soft and liquid absorbed) Remove from oven and stir in Pineapple

9 thoughts on “Gluten-Free and The Hawaiin Birthday Dinner Part 2

  1. What a wonderful recipe!
    I made this and it was a hit with hubby. Only change I made was to cut some garlic out. Hubby loves garlic, but garlic does NOT like him.
    We do love rice in this family, any kind of rice, we try it.

    Thank you for sharing it. 🙂

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