Quiz: What main dish is beautiful, delicious, and has all four food groups? I bet you’re going to guess Hawaiian Haystacks. Especially since the title of this post is “Hawaiian Haystacks” and there is a picture of Hawaiian Haystacks.
Correct! You are so smart!
Our whole family loves this meal. It has so many colorful fruits, vegetables, and nuts in it. However, it can be somewhat of a pain to prepare this dish because of all the cutting involved. But I recently received three awesome kitchen tools from OXO that made prepping this dinner a breeze! I have always loved OXO products and look for them first whenever I shop for anything to use in the kitchen. They are sturdy, well-designed, and last a long time.
First was the Rice & Grains Washing Colander. I almost always make Japanese rice in my rice cooker. Before you cook the rice, it has to be rinsed. Regular colanders have holes that are too big, so I always swished the rice around in the rice cooker bowl and then carefully tried to pour the water in the sink without losing too much rice. I had to do this several times in order for the water to be clear and not milky. But this OXO colander has a cool little “cup” section with holes for the rice to settle in as it drains so that you don’t accidentally pour your rice down the sink. The colander drains from the bottom and also from this little section at the top.