Luau Rice

Luau Rice

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An amazingly delicious rice side dish for any bbq occasion.


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15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
    basmati rice
  • 2 c
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    coconut oil
  • 1 small
    onion, chopped (approx 1/2 cup)
  • 1 tsp
    freshly grated ginger
  • 2 clove
  • 1/2 c
    ham, small cubes
  • 1/2 c
    shredded coconut (not sweetened) or freshly grated coconut (reserve some for garnish)
  • 1-2 tsp
    chicken bouillon powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper or to taste
  • 1 c
    fresh pineapple, chopped (or can use canned)
  • ·
    macadamia nuts, chopped (for topping)
  • ·
    green onions, sliced on the diagonal (reserve some for garnish)

How to Make Luau Rice


  1. Wash rice thoroughly and add to saucepan along with 2 cups water. Allow rice to completely cool and place in the refrigerator; preferably overnight.
  2. Toast coconut in a non-stick skillet until it is toasty brown. Remove and set aside.
  3. Place coconut oil, onions, garlic and ginger in the pan - cook until they begin to release their aroma. Add the ham and cook until golden brown.
  4. Add cooked rice, bouillon powder and white pepper and mix quickly in your pan until all of the rice is covered evenly with coconut oil and seasoning. Add the pineapple, green onions and toasted coconut into the mixture and continue stirring, just until warmed. Serve topped with macadamia nuts, toasted coconut and green onions.

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About Luau Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic Low Fat Dairy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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