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This is a very quick, easy Pineapple Teriyaki entrée, to be served over rice. It is listed as both meat and vegetarian because it works around the pineapple, veggies, and teriyaki, not the protein. Put the rice on to cook first, and the rest will probably be finished by the time the rice is ready.
A Teriyaki recipe is available for those who cannot or do not wish to purchase prepared teriyaki sauce.
- 2 cups uncooked rice
- 2 cups water
- a little salt
- 1-2 Tbsp vegetable or olive oil
- 2 cups cubed chicken, tofu, or vegetarian "chicken" (usually flavored, pressed gluten)
- 1 yellow or white onion, diced
- 1-2 bell peppers, whatever color(s) you prefer, diced
- 1 14-16 oz. can of cubed pineapple, drained
- ¼ cup water or reserved pineapple juice
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch (optional)
- about ¼ cup teriyaki sauce
- some sliced mushrooms (optional)
- 1-2 cloves garlic (optional), minced, depending upon your teriyaki sauce
- Bring the rice, water, and salt to a boil. Cover, turn down the heat, and simmer for 20 minutes. Turn off the heat, fluff with a fork, and let stand for a few minutes.
- Heat a deep 12" pan or wok over high heat. Add the oil, and let it heat up.
- Sauté everything in the oil, adding the ingredients in the following order, so as to cook heavier items longer:
- Bell peppers
- Combine the water and cornstarch. Add the teriyaki sauce and the cornstarch mixture to the pan. If using cornstarch, heat to boiling to thicken. Thin with extra water or juice as necessary.
- Serve over the cooked rice.
Notes, tips, and variationsEdit
- Short-grain white rice is most traditional.
- Red and green bell peppers stand out nicely against yellow pineapple.
- Pineapple is often canned in juice, so you may wish to save what you drain.
- Soy Vay! brand Veri Veri Teriyaki sauce is excellent, if available.
- You can also cook the rice in a rice cooker.