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Hawaiian Haystacks


This Hawaiian Haystacks recipe is a fun kids meal where everyone can create their own rice haystack with sauce and toppings. It gets its Hawaiian name for the tropical fruit you add to the top and because you pile the toppings on like a haystack.

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First prepare the sauce
1 can cream chicken soup
¼ Cup water, chicken broth or milk *
Cooked chicken pieces as much as desired
Stir all ingredients together in a saucepan. Heat on medium-low.
*If you would like a thicker sauce add less liquid to make a thinner sauce add more liquid.

Have the following ingredients available as you desire and let everyone assemble their haystacks meal.
  • Cooked rice
  • Sauce
  • Vegetable ideas: chopped tomatoes, celery, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, whatever you'd like or have available.
  • Fruit ideas: chopped pineapple, sliced bananas, mandarin oranges
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Slivered almonds
  • Shredded coconut
  • Chow mein noodles
hawaiian haystacks

Let each family member add cooked rice to their bowl, shredded cheese then sauce. Top with vegetables, fruits and toppings of your choice.

star These are fun for kids as they get to pick and choose their toppings. Encourage them to add some vegetables and fruit to their haystack as well. (Even if it is on the side of the haystack.)


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