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Simple to Make and Very Healthy, Pineapple Brown Rice

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Posted In:  Weight Watchers Recipes
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Preparation Time:  10 minutes
Cooking Time:  40 minutes
Course: side dishes
Cusine: asian


1½ teaspoons sesame oil or canola oil

1 cup Basmati brown rice, see shopping tip

½ red bell pepper (1 cup) seeded and chopped

3 green onions, sliced

½ tablespoon ginger (from a jar)

1 (8-ounce) can pineapple chunks, unsweetened, undrained and cut each piece in half

2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

1¼ cups water


Shopping Tip

Basmati brown rice can be found in most supermarkets either in the rice aisle or health food aisle. We bought ours at Trader Joe’s.

Chopped or crushed ginger, in a jar, can be found in the produce section near garlic, in a jar.


1. Heat oil in a large nonstick pan until hot. Turn the temperature down to medium. Add rice, red pepper, green onion, ginger and onions and stir constantly until the rice begins to brown, about five minutes. Remove pan from the heat.

2. Add soy sauce, undrained pineapple and water. Stir to blend.

3. Bring the rice mixture to a boil. Cover pan, turn down heat to simmer and cook for 35-40 minutes or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed. Let sit for five minutes and then fluff with a fork before serving.

Makes 5 servings

Weight Watchers
(old points) 2
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS

SKINNY FACTS: for one serving
95 calories, 1.8g fat, 2g protein, 18g carbs, 2g fiber, 239mg sodium, 5g sugar

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