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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Rice and Sauce Haystacks
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
- Vegetable ideas: chopped tomatoes, celery, green peppers,
onions, mushrooms, whatever you'd like or have available.
- Fruit ideas: chopped pineapple, sliced bananas, mandarin
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Slivered almonds
- Shredded coconut
- Chow mein noodles
Let each family member add cooked rice to their bowl, shredded
cheese then sauce. Top with vegetables, fruits and toppings of your
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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