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20-minute, Kid-Friendly Luau Feast, inspired by a tropical getaway!

Dixie Schexnaildre

THIS IS A MEGA-FAST MEAL TO PREPARE! It’s visually stunning and encourages little ones to eat their fruits and veggies!

AS ALWAYS- PREPARE IN PORTIONS TO FEED YOUR CROWD AND PREFERENCES! Add more or less of an item to use what’s on hand to minimize waste.


  • Black rice ( prepare according to package directions, or blend a small amount into white rice to appear purple-great for themed kids parties!)
  • pineapple (preferably fresh, as opposed to canned) +plus about 1/4 cup of pineapple juice
  • snap or snow peas (about 15)
  • spinach about 1 c.
  • about 1 tsp. of olive oil
  • any onion you have -I prefer one yellow here
  • green onion
  • edible flowers
  • cilantro (1/4 bunch)


  • Prepare rice according to package directions
  • In a sauté pan, heat approximately 1 tsp. olive oil (can be steamed with water, if you are oil-free)
  • Over high heat and add onion, bell peppers, snap/snow peas, and spinach.
  • Stir veggies sporadically, until softened and slightly caramelized.
  • While veggies are softening, slice pineapple and green onion into spears.
  • Once items are cooked to preferred softness (I like to keep a bit of crunchy texture to them, so approximately 8-10 minutes cook time), plate next to or over rice and garnish with green onion, cilantro, pineapple spears, and edible flowers.
  • Drizzle tiny splashes of fresh pineapple juice over entire dish. Enjoy!