November 27, 2009

Pineapple Rice

November 27, 2009
I love this dish.  It is hearty with a bit of sweetness and a kick of spicy all at once.  Inspired by 101cookbooks I adapted the original recipe to fit our needs and the availability of finding the ingredients at our local supermarcado.  Not a vegetarian? We add meatballs, which are easy and taste great with the pineapple rice.

How to make Pineapple Rice
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup all-natural 100% pineapple juice
1 garlic clove
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 cup pineapple cut into chunks
2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger

2 1/2 cups cooked brown rice

Combine olive oil, pineapple juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, soy sauce, fresh pineapple, and ginger in a blender.

Fill a bowl or plate with a generous portion of brown rice.  Pour sauce from blender over your brown rice and enjoy!

How to make easy Meatballs
1 1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 small onion finely chopped
1 egg
1/2 cup flat parsley
1/4 cup grated parmesan
2lbs ground turkey or ground beef

1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups chicken broth (low sodium)

Combine bread crumbs, onion, egg, parsley, parmesan, and ground turkey in a bowl.  Form 1 1/2" meatballs approximately.

Heat 1/4 cup olive oil and cook meatballs on stove top.  Add 1/2 cup of chicken broth.  Continue to add 1/4 cups of chicken broth slowly letting the meatballs absorb the chicken broth.  There will be left over broth, so serve the meatballs at your leisure.

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