Pineapple, Ham 'N Rice
Pineapple, herbs, rice and ham give this dish many personalities. A great dish for using leftover holiday ham.
1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 cup uncooked rice
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
1 cup diced cooked ham
2 (14.5-ouince) cans French-style green beans
1/2 teaspoon salt
- Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid.
- Heat oil in a large heavy skillet. Add onion and rice; sauté until rice is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add reserved juice, garlic powder, thyme, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, broth and ham; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is done. Stir in pineapple, green beans and salt; heat thoroughly. Serve hot.
Makes 6 servings.