Hot n Sweet Pineapple Rice

Yields: 1 Serving

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…

Ingredients

0/14 Ingredients
Adjust Servings
  • For Garnishing

Instructions

0/12 Instructions
  • 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.
  • 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 gives a great flavor to the rice.
  • Garnish it with cilantro leaves and badam slices.
  • Tips
  • 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 Mela” Blog Event hosted by Srivalli of Cooking4AllSeasons.

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