Pineapple Rice

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Summary

Who needs takeout when you can easily make Pineapple Rice at home? This meal is packed with flavor AND nutrition. Double the batch if you have a large family because this is one that the whole family will love!

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

Ingredients

 15 oz organic tofu (exrta-firm, pressed and cubed)
 3 cups organic brown rice (cooked, or other grain of choice)
 1 onion (diced)
 2 carrots (diced)
 1 red bell pepper (seeded and diced)
 1 ½ cups frozen green peas (thawed)
 14 oz crushed pineapple (BPA-free canned)
 1 tbsp organic tamari (reduced sodium, or coconut aminos)
 1 bunch green onions (sliced)

Directions

1

Optional: Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread tofu cubes in a single layer on parchment paper. Bake for 20–30 minutes, or until golden and crispy, turning a few times to cook all sides.

2

Line a large skillet with a thin layer of water.

3

Add the onions and sauté until translucent.

4

Add the carrots and bell peppers and continue to cook until the carrots are soft, but still crisp.

5

Turn off the heat and stir in the tofu, peas, rice, pineapple, tamari, and green onions until well combined.

6

Divide rice equally among 4 bowls and serve.

Chef's Notes

Pressed Tofu
Wrap tofu in a clean kitchen towel. Place the wrapped tofu on a plate and set a baking sheet or cutting board on top. Add weight onto the baking sheet or cutting board (i.e. a heavy cookbook, a cast-iron skillet, or canned beans). It should be enough to press down evenly on the tofu and squeeze out excess moisture. Let the tofu sit for 30 minutes, then remove the weights and unwrap.

Rice Conversion
1 cup dry rice will make 3 cups cooked rice.

Soy-Free
Substitute 1 (15-oz) can chickpeas for the tofu (no need to press or bake).

Substitute coconut aminos for tamari.

Prep ahead
Cook the rice the day before and store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to put the dish together.

Ingredients

 15 oz organic tofu (exrta-firm, pressed and cubed)
 3 cups organic brown rice (cooked, or other grain of choice)
 1 onion (diced)
 2 carrots (diced)
 1 red bell pepper (seeded and diced)
 1 ½ cups frozen green peas (thawed)
 14 oz crushed pineapple (BPA-free canned)
 1 tbsp organic tamari (reduced sodium, or coconut aminos)
 1 bunch green onions (sliced)

Directions

1

Optional: Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread tofu cubes in a single layer on parchment paper. Bake for 20–30 minutes, or until golden and crispy, turning a few times to cook all sides.

2

Line a large skillet with a thin layer of water.

3

Add the onions and sauté until translucent.

4

Add the carrots and bell peppers and continue to cook until the carrots are soft, but still crisp.

5

Turn off the heat and stir in the tofu, peas, rice, pineapple, tamari, and green onions until well combined.

6

Divide rice equally among 4 bowls and serve.

Pineapple Rice