Sweet, savory, hearty, fresh, and ready in about 45 minutes, this stir-fry dinner hits all the qualities we look for in a weeknight recipe.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Quarter pineapple slices. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet heat 2 teaspoons of the oil over medium heat. Add pineapple; cook about 2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Remove from skillet; set aside.

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  • Pour the remaining 1 teaspoon oil into the hot skillet. Add carrots; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until just tender. Add garlic and ginger; cook for 30 seconds.

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  • Stir in brown rice, garbanzo beans, and peas. Add soy sauce. Cook and stir about 4 minutes or until heated through. Stir in the 1/3 cup cilantro. Return pineapple to skillet; heat through.

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  • To serve, squeeze lime over pineapple mixture. If desired, top with additional cilantro leaves.


Fresh ginger is a freezer gem. Place unpeeled ginger in a freezer bag. When a recipe calls for fresh ginger, peel and grate in its frozen state, no thawing required.


Leftover or quick-cooking microwaveable rice also works great.

Nutrition Facts

350 calories; 6 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 3 g polyunsaturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 711 mg sodium. 479 mg potassium; 65 g carbohydrates; 10 g fiber; 15 g sugar; 11 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 5879 IU vitamin a; 44 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 3 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 113 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 81 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

Reviews (1)

74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5.0 stars
This was really good. Solid Asian style recipe without an hour's worth of vegetable chopping which makes it totally doable for a weeknight meal. Next time I will add a little more pineapple and increase everything by about half. This only made 3 servings for our family.
Rating: Unrated
I made this a few months ago, and it was fantastic. I loved the combination of salty and sweet, and the chickpeas were a nice addition, and I didn't miss meat at all. The only change I made was to cook the brown rice in chicken broth to give it more flavor. Searing the pineapple was a great idea because it added an extra layer of flavor to the meal. I used canned and it took a little longer, but it still worked. I'm making it again this week.