Hot and sweet pineapple rice

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Thai Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 3/4 cup - pineapple (cut in small cubes)
  • 8 tbsp - pineapple juice
  • 1/2 - medium sized onion (sliced)
  • 3 - green chillies for spicy/2 for medium spiced/1 for mildly spiced rice
  • 1 pinch - turmeric powder
  • 1/8 tsp - garam masala (optional)
  • 3 - cloves
  • 1 - cinnamon stick (small in size)
  • 1/8 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1.5 cups - basmati rice (90% cooked)
  • 1.75 tbsp - oil
  • Salt to taste
  • For garnishing:
  • 1/2 tsp - cilantro leaves (chopped)
  • 2 - almonds/badam (sliced)

How to Make Hot and sweet pineapple rice

  • Heat oil in a pan/skillet on a medium flame. Add cumin seeds, cloves and cinnamon stick. Fry for 15-20 seconds.
  • Add half the portion of chopped onions and fry until golden brown.
  • Add a pinch of turmeric powder.
  • Add green chillies and pineapple pieces. Fry for 30-40 seconds.
  • Now, add the pineapple juice and mix well.
  • After 30 seconds, add garam masala and salt.
  • Mix it and the sauce is ready.
  • Now, add rice and mix it with the sauce on a low flame ensuring that the rice does not stick to the pan.
  • Also take care not to break the rice while mixing. Remove it from the flame. Optional:
  • In another kadai, add 1/4 cup of oil.
  • After 1 minute, add the other portion of onion and fry it until golden brown.
  • Add it to the pineapple rice and mix it well. You can keep a part of it for garnishing.
  • Fried onions give a great flavour to the rice.
  • Garnish it with cilantro leaves and badam slices.
  • Recipe courtesy: Food for 7 Stages of Life