Aunt Helen’s Favorites; Louise’s Hawaiian Rice Salad

Note from Aunt Helen; My cousin Louise hosted a Luau Dinner Party and we made this rice recipe. If you are ever planning a Luau, this is a dish that you should make.

I love Hawaii, and reading this recipe reminds me of hanging in the hammock in Kauai in June of this year, oh the breeze blowing, the ocean air…ahhhhh 

1 cup long grain rice
2 cups vegetable stock
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
3/4 cup pineapple chunks
1/2 cup mangoes, chunks
1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely crushed
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup cucumbers, chopped
1/2 stalk celery, chopped
For the dressing
4 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
1 clove garlic
salt, crushed
pepper, crushed

Wash rice thoroughly.
In a pan, bring stock and turmeric powder to a boil.
Add rice.
Simmer until rice is cooked.
Drain, rinse and spread rice on a tray to cool.
Whisk dressing ingredients together in a bowl.
Taste and adjust seasoning.
In a bowl, mix rice with pineapple, mango, walnuts, raisins, cucumber and celery.
Gently fold in the dressing.

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