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luau rice

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
Grapeview, WA

A simple and healthy rice dish.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For luau rice

  • 2 c
    basmati rice
  • 2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    coconut oil
  • 1 sm
    onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 tsp
    ginger, freshly grated (or 1/4 teaspoon dried)
  • 2 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    thinly sliced spam or deli ham
  • 1/2 c
    desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp
    chicken powder (or crush a bouillon cube into a powder)
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1 c
    fresh pineapple, chopped (can use canned)
  • macadamia nuts, crushed, for garnish, optional
  • t Tbsp
    green onions, chopped for garnish

How To Make luau rice

  • 1
    The day or two before, wash your rice thoroughly add 2 cups of rice and 2 cups of water to your pan and cook on stove top or steamer. Allow rice to completely cool and place in the refrigerator over night.
  • 2
    Toast your coconut in a non-stick skillet until in is toasty brown. Set aside.
  • 3
    Place your coconut oil, onions, garlic, ginger in the pan until aromatic. Add the spam and cook quickly until lightly golden.
  • 4
    Add your cooked basmati rice, chicken powder and white pepper and mix quickly in your pan until all of the rice is covered evenly with the coconut oil and seasoning.
  • 5
    Add the pineapple, green onions and toasted coconut back into the pan and continue stirring quickly, just until warmed.
  • 6
    Reserve a little toasted coconut on the side for garnishing.
  • 7
    Serve on plate and garnish with toasted crushed macadamia nuts, toasted coconut and green onions.
  • 8