Polynesian Ham and Rice

Polynesian Ham and Rice

Give a tropical twist with pineapple to your regular ham and rice meal – perfect for Island-style dinner.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

1
can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, drained and juice reserved
1 1/2
cups chicken broth
2/3
cup uncooked regular long-grain rice
2
teaspoons curry powder
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
package (6 ounces) frozen snow (Chinese) pea pods, thawed
1/2
pound fully cooked ham, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  1. Mix reserved pineapple juice, the broth, rice, curry powder and red pepper in 10-inch skillet. Heat to boiling, stirring once or twice; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 20 minutes (do not lift cover or stir); remove from heat. Fluff rice lightly with fork. Cover and let steam 5 minutes.
  2. Cut each pea pod crosswise in half. Stir pea pods, pineapple and ham into rice mixture. Cook over medium heat about 2 minutes, stirring once or twice, until hot.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Serve-With
Hawaiian sweet bread would be especially yummy served with this sweet and spicy skillet dish. It is found in the deli section of the supermarket.
Did You Know?
Cayenne pepper is a hot, pungent powder made from several of various tropical chilies that originated in French Guiana.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 330
    • (Calories from Fat 55),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 1240mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 53g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
  • Protein 19g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 1 Lean Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.