Want a fresh and flavorful lunch or dinner recipe that can be on the table in minutes? Rice bowls are such an easy way to get all of your health and nutrients from ONE bowl, and this Hawaiian Teriyaki Chicken bowl with sweet peppers, pineapple, chicken and rice definitely tops our list (and our bowls of rice) as a nutritious and satisfying meal!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.
We’re currently holed up in a cabin and when we’re not exploring Pigeon Forge area (more to come on that soon!), we’re just enjoying some time together as a family after a whirlwind trip back to our home state of Michigan for my father in law’s funeral. Needless to say, we needed some time to refresh and this adventure as a family has already been so good for us as we make our way home to Florida. Since we’ve been on quite a rice bowl kick lately, I’ve found it’s so easy to make a simple well-rounded meal… and when served in a bowl, the clean up is easy too, which is something I’m always a fan of!
Our sweet and savory Hawaiian Chicken Teriyaki Bowl is made with Minute® Ready to Serve Rice and a few fresh ingredients that will cook together quickly to get lunch or dinner on the table in just minutes… and what I love about using these pre-portioned cups, is that figuring out healthy portion sizes is already done and preparing the bowl toppings ahead of time makes it easy to take as a portable meal–just heat a cup and reheat the topping and you’re ready to nosh. (Same goes for making our Chipolte Lime Chicken Bowl–and it’s SO good–or a variety of toppings!)
The first time I made this rice bowl, we were home and grilled the chicken and vegetables, which to me just added to the flavor (plus really minimized clean up in the kitchen). This time, here in the cabin, I just threw the chicken and veggies all into a pan and a few minutes later we were ready to top our cups of Minute Ready to Serve Rice, still absolutely delicious, and there’s more of the chicken and vegetable mixture left over in the fridge to heat up a simple, healthy snack or lunch.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken tenders
- 6 mini sweet bell peppers, all colors, sliced
- 1/2 of a pineapple, peeled and cut into spears
- 1 small red onion, sliced thin
- Minute® Ready to Serve Rice for four (or however many portions you need)
- Olive oil
- *can use your favorite kind or make your own with the ingredients below*
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp honey
- ¾ tsp ground ginger
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tsp cornstarch+ 2 tsp water, mixed together
- Dash of crushed red pepper
- Make the sauce by combining all of the sauce ingredients to a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and boil for about 1 minute. The sauce should be thick enough to coat the back of the spoon.
- Slice vegetables and pineapple into strips. If you're grilling, place the vegetables in a grill basket or wrap in foil.
- Place grill basket or foil-wrapped veggies and chicken (marinated in teriyaki sauce) on a pre-heated grill and cook each side until cooked thoroughly.
- If not using a grill, add a dash of olive oil into a frying pan and sauté chicken and vegetables until cooked through. You can add the pineapple in the last couple of minutes. Splash with teriyaki sauce to taste as you cook.
- For the rice, cook according to package directions. If using Minute® Ready to Serve Rice, just pop in the microwave for 60 seconds and then top with the chicken and vegetable mixture!
- Options: Sometimes I like to stir in a splash of coconut milk and coconut flakes into the cooked rice for the delicious coconut flavor and extra nutrition!
For this recipe we used Whole Grain Brown Rice, but it’s so great to know that there are so many varieties available such as Brown & Wild Rice and Multi-Grain Medley, all new Basmati Rice, Jasmine Rice, White Rice and other flavorful mixes.
I tend to stick to simple, natural whole ingredients when I can (you know, when I’m not baking up a plethora of s’mores recipes or an abundance of chocolate), so the fact that that Minute Rice is non-GMO (which is new for Minute Rice) and gluten-free was something I wanted to share with my framily (friends and family… aka, you all).
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