Pineapple Maple Rice


3 cups hot cooked rice
14 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup melted butter
1/3 cup green pepper, diced
1 Tbsp. soya or Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. prepared mustard


Wash rice by rubbing between palm of hands. Drain all water. Add correct amount of water to rice; 1 cup long grain rice to 1 1/2 cups water will yield 3 cups of rice. Any temperature of water will do. Do not add salt or butter while cooking rice. Cook rice in saucepan over high heat, uncovered, until tiny holes or craters form over surface of rice, then switch to low heat and cover tightly; let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Do not take lid off. This is the most critical time.

Microwaving Rice
In 2 L casserole, combine 2 cups water and 1 cup long grain white race; cover tightly. Microwave on high for 10 minutes. Stir and cover. Adjust power to medium high and microwave 5 to 7 minutes longer, or until water is absorbed. To make rice whiter and fluffier, add 1 tsp. lemon juice to each 4 cups of water.

Combine rice with pineapple, maple syrup, green pepper, butter, soya sauce and mustard. Toss lightly and serve warm. Delicious served with any meal.