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Pineapple Unfried Rice

Recipe by: Chef AJ, This recipe can be found on page 151 in her book “Own Your Health”
This recipe was Featured on Chef AJ live on 4-16-24.


  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 6 peeled garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 thumb size knob of fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 thumb sized knob of fresh turmeric, finely chopped
  • 4 ounces of shredded carrots (approx. 2 cups)
  • 4 ounces of shredded purple cabbage (approx. 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 20-ounce can of pineapple chunks, in its own juice, drained and liquid reserved
  • 6 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup Teriyaki Balsamic
  • fresh cilantro (optional)


  1. Dry sauté the onion until nicely browned, adding water or the unsweetened pineapple juice as needed
  2. Add the garlic, ginger and turmeric and saute for another minute or two.
  3. Add the cabbage and carrots and cook until soft
  4. add the rice and pineapple and cook until heated through.
  5. If the dish appears dry or needs more liquid, add the remaining pineapple juice.
  6. Stir in the vinegar. Add fresh Cilantro if desired.

Chef’s Note:

  • Try cooked Quinoa in place of the rice.
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