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Hawaiian Baked Rice

   

Hawaiian Baked Rice
“Hawaiian” (pineapples and ham) baked rice with cheese … delicious & comforting

I hadn’t plan to make or post a baked rice recipe so soon after making sausage baked rice, but I had leftover pineapples and ham from making hawaiian pizza (recipe coming soon, stay tuned) and this seems like the perfect use of the leftover ingredients. Plus, baked rice is a family favourite which never fails to please. I consider baked rice in the “safe foods” category so I make it when I want to eat something good. Besides chicken & mushroom, broccoli-potato-sausage as well as sausage, this is another combination of ingredients that work well for baked rice. I’m not sure if this applies in other countries as well, but over here, it seems that as long as there are pineapples and ham in a dish, the eateries will name the dish as “hawaiian” in the menu. Cliché as it may be, pineapple & ham is a tried-and-tested and wonderful food pairing nevertheless.

Hawaiian Baked Rice
A whole tray of hawaiian baked rice … baked rice is wonderful party food

Ingredients
(Serves 4-6)

- 1 1/2 cups uncooked rice
- Water to cook rice
- 5 garlic cloves
- 1 1/2 cup pineapple chunks (canned or fresh)
- 2 to 3 slices of ham, cut to small squares
- 15g butter (or use olive oil for healthier version)
- generous tablespoons mushroom soup (I use Campbell’s, straight from the can – no need to mix with water or cook)
- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (about 150g)
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese (about 150g)
- Salt & Pepper
- Parsley (garnishing)

Directions
1. Wash and rinse uncooked rice until water runs clear.
2. In a heated wok or saucepan, melt the butter. Add the washed rice, salt and black pepper to taste. Stir well.
3. Wait for the rice mixture to cool, then transfer to a rice cooker. Add the garlic cloves. Add water to cook rice (I use slightly more than 1 1/2 cups of water – adjust the water amount according to your cooker).
4. When the rice is cooked, stir in the pineapples and sliced ham, saving some as toppings. Portion out the rice into oven-safe baking dishes (you can also use disposable aluminium tray) until about half the depth of the dish.
5. Smear some mushroom soup sauce on top of the rice, and topped with a layer of shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese followed by the rest of the pineapples and ham.
6. Baked in a pre-heated oven at 200C (392F) for about 20-25 minutes, or until all the cheese has melted and is very slightly browned. Garnish with parsley if desired.

Hawaiian Baked Rice
Ok ignore the cocktail umbrella … I know it is a “cheesy” prop :P

Other baked rice recipes:
- Chicken and Mushroom Baked Rice
- Sausage Baked Rice
- Broccoli, Potato and Sausage Baked Rice

                                           

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57 Responses to “Hawaiian Baked Rice”

  1. Beginner cook — March 24, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    Hi wiffy,

    Sorry i don’t really understand part 2 & 3 after reading a few times.

    Can you explain to me ?
    2. In a heated wok or saucepan, melt the butter. Add the washed rice, salt and black pepper to taste. Stir well. ( need to add in water?? Do you mean add the washed uncooked rice after draining out from the water, add in salt & pepper. How much salt & pepper do i need to put if for serving of 2 ppl? )

    3. Wait for the rice mixture to cool, then transfer to a rice cooker. Add the garlic cloves. Add water to cook rice (I use slightly more than 1 1/2 cups of water – adjust the water amount according to your cooker).

    For part 3,
    Wait for the rice mixture to cool (does it mean we need to boil part 2? )

    If without adding olive oil or butter, will it be not as tasty ?

    Thank you for ur help. =)

    Reply

    • wiffy replied: — March 26th, 2012 @ 10:41 am

      Hi there,
      2. Do not need to add water, you are stir-frying uncooked, washed (and drained) rice for fragrance only. Just add a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper.
      3. Certain rice cookers (the older types) operate via heat sensor – hence it will think that the rice is already cooked since they have been fried in the wok prior to this. that’s the reason for waiting for the rice mixture to cook.
      Add a bit of butter, it will make the rice more aromatic.
      Sorry for the confusion, will reword the recipe to make it clearer when I have time.

      Reply

  2. Imlameuknw — March 27, 2012 @ 9:38 pm

    Hi, erm so do u need to cook the ham slices before mixing it into the rice or u just mix it in? Tyvm (:

    Reply

    • wiffy replied: — March 28th, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

      hi, no need to cook the ham, just mix it into the hot rice :)

      Reply

  3. Rickk — April 1, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

    How long would this take ? the whole process ?

    Reply

  4. rowenehee — February 1, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

    Can i use spaghetti sause instead of campbell’s mushroom soup?

    Reply

  5. nicole — March 19, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

    Hi, so coincident I also have the leftover of hams and pineapple from my ingredients of hawaiian pizza. I want to make this too! :) Can I know what size of the baking dish I should use?

    Reply

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