Exotic Spiced Pineapple Rice Recipe

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A spiced, fruity, nutty basmati rice dish that looks, smells and tastes exotic.

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Servings: 6-8
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Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cup (375 ml) raw basmati rice
  • Cold water
  • 1/4 tsp curcuma (or a pinch of saffron)
  • 1/3 cup (75 ml) milk, hot
  • 1/3 cup (75 ml) butter or ghee
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) ground ginger
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp (10 ml) coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cinnamon stick (1 inch long - 2,5 cm)
  • 10 cardamome pods
  • 1 pinch salt
  • boiling water
  • 1 - 14 oz (398 ml) can pineapple, chunks, drained
  • 3/4 cup (200 ml) mixed nuts and raisins (opt)

Directions

  1. Soak the rice in cold water for 30 minutes in a large bowl.
  2. In an other bowl, mix the curcuma or the saffron to the milk and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter or ghee in a saucepan. Add the onion and ginger and cook for 5 minutes until the onion is transparent.
  4. Add the cumin, coriander, pepper, cinnamon and cardamome and cook for 2 minutes. Add the drained rice and the salt. Add enough boiling water to cover the rice by about 2 inches (5 cm). Mix well, cover and cook for 6 minutes.
  5. Add the yellowed milk, in a zigzag fashion. DO NOT MIX so that only a part of the rice is darker.
  6. Cover and continue cooking on medium-low heat until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed approximately 13 to 15 minutes.
  7. Let the rice rest for 5 minutes before lifting the cover.
  8. Mix in the pineapple chunks and the nuts, raisins and place on a serving dish. Serve with fish or chicken.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 127g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 403  
Calories from Fat 178 44%
Total Fat 20.73g 26%
Saturated Fat 7.87g 31%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 235mg 10%
Potassium 258mg 7%
Total Carbs 47.96g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3.2g 11%
Sugars 2.64g 2%
Protein 7.87g 13%
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