This week has totally been a "Virginia" weather week. And if you are from Virginia you understand the whole experiencing all 4 seasons in one day. So I got a little tease of summer and it made me in the mood for tropical food and grilling. As my thoughts progressed on what I wanted to make to solve my weather roller coaster issues this week my sights set on something Hawaiian inspired. Although I have never been to Hawaii ( sad face) I have heard of this dish called the " Loco Moco" and I thought I'd give it a try and lighten it up a bit! It turned out great and my husband went for seconds!
A seared hamburger patty is placed on top of a pile of sticky brown rice with a side dish of pineapple to complete the tropical sensation!
Hope you enjoy my version of the Loco Moco!
For the patties:
1 lb 93% lean ground beef
½ sweet onion chopped
1 -2 tbs of Worcestershire sauce
2 minced garlic cloves
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
¾ cup of brown rice
Low sodium chicken broth
4 eggs sunny side up
1 pineapple sliced and cored
Prepare the brown rice in a rice cooker or on the stove top. You may use water or you can try what I did and use low sodium chicken broth for extra flavor!
Mix ground beef with all other ingredients minus the rice thoroughly ( Don't be afraid to get your hands in there!) and form 4 patties.
Cook patties for about 3-5 minutes on each side or until done.
Cook 4 eggs sunny side up.
Distribute cooked rice evenly on 4 plates or bowls
Top each plate with a patty and place an egg on top of each patty.
Plate it with a side of fresh pineapple!