Hawaiian Haystacks

I've heard these called a couple of different names but in our family we call them Hawaiian Haystacks. These are delicious, filling and fun to eat and make.

Rice, cooked (enough for your family)
Chicken gravy (recipe here)

Plate your rice and cover with gravy. Add any or all of the following according to your personal preference:
chow mein noodles
pineapple tidbits, drained
mandarine oranges, drained
shredded coconut
slivered almonds
green onions, chopped
celery, chopped
green pepper, chopped
cheddar cheese, shredded
frozen green peas, rinsed
alfalfa sprouts
carrots, shredded
water chestnuts

I usually just have little dishes of the individual ingredients on the table and let my kids make them how they want to.


  1. My family really enjoys this -- I don't know why I don't remember to serve it more often!

  2. Yeah, it's always a hit around here when I make it but I'm the same way and don't remember it that often. I think we've maybe had it 3 or 4 times in the 12 years we've been married.