A co-worker and friend of mine used to make a version of this delicious salad, whenever we had office potlucks years ago. It was a particular favorite of mine because it was (accidentally) vegan, but the whole office gobbled the stuff down too. I never got her exact recipe, but after playing with ingredients for several years, I think I'm pretty close.
I'm not sure why she called it "Island Rice Salad". Maybe for the pineapple? Who knows. Try it, it's amazing!
Island Rice Salad
Season to taste with salt and pepper if desired.
Serve chilled, or at room temperature.