I grew up eating a lot of processed food. It's what many kids did in the 70's. I didn't know any different but still craved and fell in love with different flavors that came out of those nicely decorated packaged foods. Lucky Charms met me most mornings on the breakfast table. Koolaid packets were my choice of beverage when I arrived home from school. One of my all time favorite dinners was a mix in box that when a little chicken was added with some water, turned into the most mouthwatering meal of chicken teriyaki.
I begged my mother to make it for me weekly. She complied most times until one day when we went to our local grocery store and the shelves were bare of the little boxes of deliciousness. My mother being the good mother that she is called the company and learned that it had been discontinued. Apparently it wasn't popular enough so they had pulled it. My little ten year old self was shocked beyond belief. My mother tried to console me by making me some homemade fried chicken but it did little to cheer me up. My only thought was that I would never have the taste again. I was devastated.
Little did I know that years later I would make my own variation without a little box assisting me.
1/4 cup honey
3 garlic cloves crushed
Mix the tamari sauce and honey until it smooth. Add crushed garlic, stir.
Add 3-4 cups of cooked rice in a large rectangular baking pan. We generally always have warm rice on hand in our Zojirushi Rice Cooker. This makes for easy cooking during the week. Next add 4 green onions (thinly sliced) and a 15 oz can of pineapple chunks. Pour 3/4 of the teriyaki sauce over the rice mixture.
Serves 4 ~ Time to prepare 15 minutes ~ Cooking time 45 minutes
Gluten/wheat free (use tamari sauce), Dairy free