Luau Rice

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


A simple and healthy rice dish.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
    basmati rice
  • 2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    coconut oil
  • 1 small
    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. Enjoy!

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About Luau Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Hawaiian/Polynesian

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