Hot n Sweet Pineapple Rice

My cousin’s wedding was celebrated very grandly with an extravagant feast. I had Pineapple Rice for the first time in her wedding. When I tasted it I couldn’t really find out what I was eating though the taste was very familiar to me. It was very different but it tasted awesome. I took my uncle’s help to find out what was that. He said its Pineapple rice. It all happened an year and half back.

My hubby likes pineapple in any form. I thought I should try this recipe myself and delight him. I didn’t know where to start and had no clue about its ingredients. All I remembered was the pineapple flavor. I thought I should give it a shot. My first two attempts didn’t impress me much though my hubby liked it 🙂 So this time I decided that I should get it right. Atlast I succeeded in making a Hot n Sweet Pineapple rice. Though its a different version from what I had, we enjoyed it thoroughly. I hope you too enjoy this…

  • Pineapple (Cut it in small cubes) – 3/4 cup
  • Pineapple Juice – 8 tbsp
  • Medium sized Onion (Sliced) – 1/2
  • Green chilli – 3 for Spicy / 2 for Medium Spice / 1 for Mild Spice
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 pinch
  • Garam Masala – 1/8 tsp [optional]
  • Cloves – 3
  • Cinnamon Stick – 1 (small in size)
  • Cumin seeds – 1/8 tsp
  • Basmati Rice (90% Cooked) – 1 1/2 cup
  • Oil – 1 3/4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

For Garnishing

  • Cilantro leaves (chopped) – 1/2 tsp
  • Badam (Sliced) – 2


  • Heat oil in a pan/skillet 0n a Medium flame. Add cumin seeds, cloves and cinnamon stick. Fry it for 15-20 seconds.
  • Add half portion of cut onions and fry it until golden brown.
  • Add a pinch of turmeric powder.
  • Add green chillies and pineapple pieces. Fry it for 30-40 seconds. Now add the pineapple juice and mix it well. I prepared the juice at home.
  • 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 rice does not stick to the pan. Also take care not to break the rice while mixing. Remove it from flame.


  • 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 gives a great flavor to the rice.
  • Garnish it with cilantro leaves and badam slices.


  • Cut pineapple into small cubes ( 2 x 2 cm). Smaller the better as it blends well with the rice.
  • You can even replace the whole garam masalas with 1/2 tsp each of urad dhal and channa dhal. It gives a different flavor alltogether.
  • Use home made pineapple juice.

I would like to send this recipe to “Rice MelaBlog Event hosted by Srivalli of Cooking4AllSeasons.

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  1. RV says:

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. I have used fresh pineapple in this preparation, you can also use canned ones. I recommend fresh ones though 🙂 for a better taste.

  2. Anusha says:

    How did i miss this!! I love pine apple. I can almost imagine the taste of this tangy sweet sour yummy rice in my mouth. I cant wait to get hold of a pine apple

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