Pineapple Rice & Tempeh

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I recently received a Breville slow cooker as a gift, apparently my rice cooking skills aren’t up to par (It seems to always burn on the bottom). I was craving some pineapple rice so I put my new slow cooker to use, and thankfully NO burnt rice which means I won’t have to scrape out the access that’ll just go to waste.

Just a quick tip, whether you decide to use fresh or canned pineapples (I took the easy route) you can grill it or just pop them in the slow cooker about 5 minutes *before the rice is fully cooked.

Now on to the tempeh, this was my first attempt using tempeh as a chicken subsitiute which is made up of soybeans and packed with protein. It cooks pretty rapidly, can be seasoned to your liking-I love it!!! how did I not use it before, IDK!

I followed a recipe online while substituting a few ingredients, The total time for meal prep/cooking would be about 25 minutes depending on your slow cooker settings and amount of rice.

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Pineapple Rice Ingredients:

  • Slow cooker
  • 1 cup White rice 
  • 1 cup Water
  • Pineapple (fresh or canned) *I prefer canned pineapple chunks

Follow the directions on your slow cooker for appropriate cooking time.

5 minutes prior to rice being fully cooked, drain pineapples from can and toss in pineapples.

Tempeh Ingredients:

  • 1 package of Tempeh (Lightlife brand)
  • 1 tbsp of EVOO
  • ½ Cup or ¼ of Soy Sauce 
  • ¼ cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1tsp fresh Ginger (grated)
  • 1 ½ tbsp of Agave or Maple syrup 
  • 1 tsp of Sesame oil
  • ¼ Cup of Water *mixed* with 3 tsp of Cornstarch 

 

Once Rice is prepared…

In a small saucepan combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, agave(maple syrup), sesame oil, and water with cornstarch. Bring to a boil until thickened a bit, careful not to burn. Set aside.

Over medium-high in a medium non-stick frying pan, heat EVOO.                Once tempeh is brown pour in desired amount of teriyaki sauce. Sauté for 4-5 minutes until sauce sticks to tempeh.

Serve immediately over rice & enjoy!

**If you rather skip making your own teriyaki sauce, Use premade Teriyaki sauce the Kikkoman brand makes a pretty good one!

to view original recipe click this here

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