Aloha Rice



Aloha rice is derived from a recipe more commonly found in Hawaii. There are many variations, but this one is unusual because it uses raw ingredients. So, if you’ve got some ready cooked or left-over rice, there’s no cooking involved at all, making it really “fast food”!


  • 1/2 carrot
  • 1/2 celery stick
  • 1/2 small red or green capsicum
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 can pineapple rings in natural or unsweetened juice
  • 2 slices reduced fat ham
  • 650 grams/4 cups cooked rice
  • 4 tbs sweet corn
  • Cracked black pepper, to season
  • 2 tbs reduced fat salad dressing



Wash the carrot, celery, capsicum and spring onion and pat dry with paper towels.

Grate the carrot and put into a mixing bowl.

Slice the celery finely and add to the bowl.

Remove the seeds from the capsicum. Cut into small squares and add to the bowl.

Cut the root end off the spring onion. Slice finely, then add to the bowl.

Cut the pineapple into small squares and add to the bowl.

Slice the ham into small squares and add to the bowl with the cooked rice, sweet corn, pepper and dressing and mix thoroughly.

If not using at once, cover with cling wrap (or transfer to a storage container) and refrigerate until needed.