Pineapple Rice Recipe

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Pineapple Rice is a spicy and tempting rice preparation of Thai cuisine. It is a mixture of steamed rice and fresh pineapple with tempering of delicious spices. It is also known as pineapple fried rice.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 3 servings
Ingredients:
3 cups Steamed Rice
1 Ripe Pineapple
1/3 cup finely chopped Carrot
1 medium size Onion, finely chopped
1 Green Chilli, finely chopped
1 Dry Red Chilli
1 teaspoon finely chopped Garlic
1/2 teaspoon grated Ginger
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
6 roasted Cashew nuts
4 roasted Almonds
2 teaspoons Raisins
1 teaspoon Sugar (optional)
2 tablespoons Cooking Oil or Butter
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons Coriander Leaves (chopped)

Directions:

  1. Take a fresh ripe pineapple. Cut it lengthwise into two equal parts. Do not remove its leaves. Remove pineapple flesh using a knife and keep its shell to be used as a serving container.
  2. Chop half of the pineapple flesh and keep other half for other purpose.
  3. Grind ginger, garlic and dry red chilli and make a fine ginger-garlic paste.
  4. Heat oil in a wok and sauté chopped onion in it until light brown.
  5. Add prepared ginger garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
  6. Add chopped green chilli and chopped carrot; sauté until carrot becomes soft.
  7. Add chopped pineapple, salt and sugar, mix well and sauté for a minute.
  8. Add steamed rice, soy sauce, almonds, cashew nuts and raisins. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  9. Turn off the stove and transfer prepared pineapple rice to plate or empty pineapple shells.
  10. Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and serve.
Tips and Variations:

  • You can also use 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder in place of soy sauce for nice color.
  • Use tinned pineapple if fresh one is not available.
Taste: Spicy, sweet and tangy
Serving Ideas: Serve it with curd raita or as alone in lunch or dinner.
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