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Pineapple rice
By : Radhika Vasanth
Category : South Indian lunches, Fruits
Servings : 2
Time Taken : 30-45 mins
Rating :
Method
  1. To cook rice: Boil the rice in a rice cooker/pressure cooker until it is 90% done (usually 2 or 3 whistles in a pressure cooker). You will need 1 – 1 1/4 cup of water to cook the rice. or
  2. You can also add 8-10 cups of water, add rice and boil it until it is 90% cooked.
  3. Drain the water using a strainer/sieve/conventional method.
  1. In a pan, add oil.
  2. When it is hot, add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  3. Add cumin seeds, hing, curry leaves, green chilli, turmeric powder and saute for few seconds.
  4. Add chopped onions and saute for 2 minutes on a medium flame.
  5. Add pineapple, 1 tbsp of water and cook for 5 minutes on a low flame.
  6. Crush the pineapple slightly as you cook.

Mixing it with rice:

  1. Add at least 2 cups of boiled rice and mix it with sauce (Just like how you make lemon rice or puliyogare)
  2. Let it stay for a while and then serve.
  3. This allows the rice to absorb the flavor of pineapple.

Recipe courtesy: Food for 7 Stages of Life

Ingredients:
1 cup - Basmati/raw/boiled rice
1 cup - pineapple, chopped (1 x 1.5 cm), you might need 3 round slices for 1 cup (peel the skin and remove the thorns)
1&1/2 tbsp - onion, chopped or 1/4 of a small onion
5 - green chillies
1/2 tsp - ginger, chopped
Salt to taste
2 tbsp - oil
Mustard seeds, a pinch
Cumin, a pinch
Asafoetida/hing, a pinch
Turmeric powder, 3 pinches
4 - curry leaves
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