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Sweet + Sour Hawaiian Quinoa Bowls

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Sweet + Sour Hawaiian Rice + Quinoa Bowls are loaded with flavor. Sweet + tangy pineapple, crunchy fresh red bell peppers, tender chicken and more are combined with brown rice + red quinoa for a wholesome and filling quick-fix meal.

A small white bowl filled with brown rice, quinoa, pineapple, peppers and cilantro

If you love cooking with brown rice and quinoa but don’t like the time and hassle, this recipe for Sweet + Sour Hawaiian Rice + Quinoa bowls is for you.  Two words to describe this recipe? Fast and delicious. Yes, this recipe uses brown rice AND quinoa and it is fast.

We have partnered with Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice & Quinoa to create this fun, fast and flavorful meal idea.


Easy to make Sweet + Sour Hawaiian Brown Rice + Quinoa Bowls

A single serving bowl of brown rice and quinoa


One minute (yes, one) is all it takes to prepare the brown rice and quinoa from Minute. Literally one minute. With no preservatives, this is a meal-time solution I’ve been waiting for.

This delicious and easy to use product is ideal for office lunches and evening meals, too. My favorite part is the recipe possibilities are endless. Think of all of the breakfast, lunch, and dinner ideas you can create in a few minutes with Minute Ready to Serve.

Visit Minute right now and check out the quick + easy recipe ideas.


Minute Rice ready to serve brown rice + quinoa two pack


The texture and chew of the brown rice and quinoa is perfect for our Hawaiian Rice + Quinoa Bowls. The rice and quinoa is light and fluffy, and the combination of the two grains is amazing. Plus, Minute Ready to Serve Rice + Quinoa is the only fully prepared product of this type to combine the two.

It isn’t hard to create our recipe for rice + quinoa bowls.  Each package comes with two portioned cups, and both the cup and the film are BPA free. Our recipe at the end of this post is for one person and uses one of the rice + quinoa cups. The recipe is easily doubled as needed.

One of my favorite ways to eat rice and grains is with a sweet and sour flavor combination. Use fresh or canned chopped pineapple for that classic Hawaiian flavor.

Tip: Add a little of the pineapple juice, too.


A bowl of fresh pineapple


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In addition to pineapple, we used fresh chopped sweet bell peppers and tender pre-cooked chicken in our quinoa bowls. Hawaiian Rice + Quinoa Bowls are yummy with cooked pork tenderloin chunks, or with no meat at all for a veggie lover’s meal.

To get the sweet and sour, stir in your favorite Asian style chili sauce and a little bit of teriyaki or soy sauce. The chili sauce, soy sauce and pineapple juice combine with the pineapple for that island flavor I love.


A red and blue patterned bowl with brown rice, quinoa and pineapple


For extra flavor and color, sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro or green onions. Fresh and light, this is a tasty garnish for Sweet + Sour Hawaiian Rice + Quinoa Bowls.

This is a wholesome and filling lunch with two types of whole grains, sweet pineapple, fresh vegetables and lean protein. And it tastes amazing.

Click here for more ideas + inspiration from Minute Ready to Serve.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve.


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The simple combination of sweet + sour flavors is perfect for this recipe for brown rice + quinoa bowls.
5 from 6 votes

Sweet + Sour Hawaiian Rice + Quinoa Bowls

A fun, fast + flavorful wholesome recipe with sweet + sour Hawaiian flavors, tender chicken, brown rice + quinoa.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Person
Calories 424 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

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  • 1 container Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice + Quinoa
  • 1 cup cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup chopped pineapple canned or fresh
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 2 tbsp Asian style chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp reserved pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp soy sauce or to taste
  • fresh chopped cilantro for garnish, optional

Cook That

  1. Prepare one container of Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice + Quinoa to package directions. 

  2. In a medium sized bowl, stir together the rice with the chicken, pineapple, and bell pepper. 

  3. Add the remaining ingredients except the cilantro. Heat for 30 seconds in a microwave or until heated through. 

  4. Stir, sprinkle with fresh cilantro and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Sweet + Sour Hawaiian Rice + Quinoa Bowls
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 106mg35%
Sodium 842mg37%
Potassium 653mg19%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 2650IU53%
Vitamin C 140.7mg171%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    January 31, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Well this is a big bowl of sunshine. Anything with pineapple makes me think of somewhere tropical!

    • Reply
      January 31, 2018 at 12:01 pm

      I’m with you. If I can use pineapple in something, I’m going to try it at least once.

  • Reply
    January 31, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    I love a meal that’s healthy, hearty and a little bit sweet. This is definitely that. Love it!

  • Reply
    January 31, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Yum! I love pineapple, Hawaiian dishes! They are so fresh and delicious! I haven’t tried this Minute Rice. I’ll have to look for it

    • Reply
      February 1, 2018 at 12:40 pm

      You should check it out, I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Great for on the go.

  • Reply
    Adriana Lopez Martin
    January 31, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    I love the sweet and sour combination and then with rice and quinoa lovely. Another great dish amiga!

    • Reply
      February 1, 2018 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you, Ms. Adriana! Trying to keep up with you in that magical kitchen of yours. 🙂

  • Reply
    January 31, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Yum! I love how easily this comes together and it is so full of flavor! Really wish I was having this for lunch right now.

    • Reply
      February 1, 2018 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you, Tara!

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