PP: Pear Infused Confetti Rice

Chef:  Denise Kling-Pelto
Makes:  12 1/2 c servings
Prep Time:  20 minutes
Cook Time:  30 minutes




  • 2 large pears; ripe, but not yellow; avoid hard green pears
  • 2 ½  c vegetable broth
  • 2 T tamari or Amino Acids
  • 1/4-1/2c  fat free fear pear balsamic dressing 
  • 1 large sweet onion diced
  • 1” ginger stem pulverized
  • 1 c brown rice
  • 4 c frozen organic mixed vegetables
  • 1 can well rinsed and drained black beans/sesame ginger infused tofu cubed


  1. Place 2 c of vegetable broth a 1 c rice in a saucepan.  
  2. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes, until all liquid is absorbed
  3. While the rice is cooking.  peel, core and dice your pears.  
  4. Place a small amount of vegetable broth into a frying pan.  
  5. Healthy saute your onions and ginger until the onions are translucent.
  6. Then, put in pear dices with the onions and ginger; frequently stir until caramelized and browned
  7. Remove pears once they are tender but not mushy, along with onions and ginger.
  8. Take remaining vegetable broth and place in carmelized pan and deglaze.  Place mixed vegetables in the frying pan until they are thoroughly cooked.
  9. In a large bowl, place the rice, pear mixture, cooked mixed vegetables and black beans.  
  10. Fold Tamari/Amino Acids.  Mix well.

Tip:  Can be served warm or cold.  You can add natural no sugar pear juice to increase the sweetness.  


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