Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Healthy Pineapple Brown Rice

When I saw this interesting recipe at Nancy's Skinny Kitchen, I knew we would be enjoying it soon. She has awesome recipes with reduced calories and nutritional info, plus Weight Watchers Points.  Please go over and check out more of her amazing dishes, and be sure to tell her I sent you over.  You can check out Nancy's recipe along with the nutritional info at her site. 

LOVE the sweetness the pineapple adds to the rice.  This is delicious and would make a great side dish for any meal, but especially an Asian meal. 



HEALTHY PINEAPPLE BROWN RICE 

2 tsp. sesame or canola oil
1 c. Basmati brown rice
(regular brown rice works too) 
1 c. chopped yellow (or red) bell pepper 
(about 1/2 a pepper)
3 - 4 green onions, sliced
1/2 Tb. ginger (from a jar), optional
(I didn't have fresh, but sprinkled some dried...as always, fresh is best)
1 (8-ounce) can pineapple chunks, unsweetened, undrained -
cut each piece in half
2 Tb. reduced-sodium soy sauce
1-1/3 c. water



Over medium heat in a large nonstick pan, heat oil until hot. Add rice, red (or yellow) pepper, green onion, ginger and onions and stir constantly until the rice begins to brown, about five minutes. Remove pan from the heat.

Add soy sauce, undrained pineapple and water. Stir to blend.

 Bring the rice mixture to a boil. Cover pan and simmer over low heat for 35-40 minutes until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed. Let stand for 5 minutes and then fluff with a fork before serving.

Makes 5 servings = about 3/4 cup each

Linked to Weekend Potluck