May 18, 2012

Pineapple Fried Rice

I made this rice today. I had few small cubes of pineapple pieces which nobody wan to eat. I am not a big fan of pineapple either. I eat it sometimes with bread as pineapple sandwich. Today i was not in a mood for sandwich. Didn't want to throw the fresh looking pineapple in trash.  I was planning to make variety rice today.  Idea of making this pineapple rice came in the middle of cooking.  Surprisingly, it tastes really good. Here goes the recipe.

  1. Basmati Rice - 1 cup
  2. Pineapple Juice - 1 cup
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  5. Onion - 1 medium sized (thinly sliced)
  6. Green chillies - 2 (acc to taste)
  7. Oil/butter  - 2 tbsp
  8. Cumin or ajwain- 1/4 tsp
  9. Cashew - 2 tsp (optional)
For Grinding:-
  1.  coriander seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
  2. Channa dhall (optional)- 1/2 tsp
  3. Red chillies - 1 or 2 (acc to taste)
  4. Cardamom - 2
  5. cloves - 2
  6. Cinnamon stick - 1 tiny piece
  7. White Sesame seeds - 1/4 tsp
  8. Shredded coconut - 1/2 tsp
Wash basmati rice and soak it for 10 minutes.  In the mean time, roast the ingredients given for grinding, to golden brown. Let it cool and grind it as a powder.  Take a pan, preheat oil/butter, fry cumin seeds, add green chillies and fry it for a second. Now add the thinly shredded onion & turmeric powder. Saute for few minutes. Drain the basmati rice, add it to the frying ingredients and saute for few seconds. Add everything in a vessel. Pour 1 cup of pinepple juice and 1/2 cup water. Add required amount of salt. Also add 1 or 2 tsp (acc to taste) grounded masala powder. Mix it well. Cook it in a rice cooker till it is fully cooked or a pressure cooker upto one whistle. Serve it hot with raita & chips or with potato curry & chips. You will never get the sweetness of pineapple because of the masala powder.

P.S. - It was little spicy with the amount of chillies used. We can always reduce the quantity of chillies.


Shama Nagarajan said...

good idea dear...delicious

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious :)

Anonymous said...

Unique recipe, pineapple fried rice looks so yummy.

Pavani said...

new n yummy n delicious rice..

Unknown said...

yummy n very very delicious fried rice with pineapple !!!

Priya Suresh said...

Yummy and super tempting flavourful fried rice. Cant wait to try soon.

vidhas said...

I love the flavour of pineapple, yummy fried rice.

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