I love it when I randomly reach into the fridge, pull out a mish mash of ingredients, and produce a unexpected, delicious meal.
Hawaiian Chicken Pilaf
Sweet potatoes, pineapple, and chicken sausage mingle to make this one-dish stir fry insanely tasty. A great thing about this meal is that is requires little prep work (if you pre-plan, of course).
The key to making this a "from the pan to the table" 20-minute dish is having prepared Kashi Pilaf on hand. I discovered freezing prepared pilaf works quite well–all it takes is a little bit of water (or in this case, pineapple juice) and heat to defrost it perfectly. Last week I made a huge package, so I portioned out 1/2 cup.
Ingredients (for one serving)
- 1/2 cup prepared Kashi Pilaf
- 1/2 organic chicken sausage, sweet pepper flavor
- 1 pineapple ring, sliced
- 1/4 red pepper, sliced
- 1/4 green pepper, sliced
- 1/2 sweet potato
- 1/2 tablespoon EVOO or cooking spray
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice
- Pepper to taste
- Slice sausage and place in heated wok (greased with EVOO or spray).
- While sausage begins to cook, slice red and green peppers and pineapple rice and add to wok. Sprinkle with pepper.
- Stab sweet potato with a fork, venting the veggie. Cook in microwave for 5:00 minutes, or until medium-soft.
- Remove sweet potato and cut into small pieces. Add to wok.
- Cook mixture for 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook until sausage browns on both sides.
- Add Kashi Pilaf (first, run under cold water until thawed if frozen). Add in pineapple juice.
- Let mixture simmer for 5 minutes, or until pineapple juice is mostly cooked off.
- Plate and enjoy!
This would be a great meal to make a double portion of and enjoy for lunch the next day!
Do you know any other "unique" food combos that work surprisingly well together? I think my favorite strange food combination is sweet potato and black beans.
A few hours after lunch, I had two mid-day snacks that keep me satisfied for HOURS!
A little bit later I had a Kashi Chewy Oatmeal Raisin bar…
I’m not really picky about bars, but this was a little TOO chewy for me (I guess that’s the point of the "Chewy" bars!). I wasn’t sure if it tasted like a cookie or a yucky protein bar. The other Kashi bars are so much better; however, this one did have a great nutritional profile.
My friends and I are taking our dogs to the park to let them run and play. I’ve got a nice long run planned for tomorrow morning (I have the day off), and then a doctor’s appointment (just a check up), so I better get to bed early! 🙂
Have a wonderful night!