A dessert of sweet and tangy sticky rice flavoured with fresh pineapple and steamed in a pineapple shell.Tropical, sweet, savory, spicy, and absolutely delicious. That’s what this pineapple rice is all about. It’s the best combo of sweet and spicy!
STEP 1.Wash 270 gm glutinous rice by rubbing the rice in the water and discarding the cloudy water. Do this several times till the water runs clear.
STEP 2.When the rice is clean, soak it in 270 ml clean water for 2 hours.
STEP 3.Cut the pineapple open on one side and using a sharp knife cut out the flesh in small cubes. Scoop it out to make a pineapple bowl.
STEP 4.1 place ⅔ of the total pineapple flesh in a blender and blend till smooth. Retain ⅓ of pineapple flesh for later use.
STEP 5.2 pass the blended pineapple through a sieve to separate the juice from the fibre. Collect 1 cup of juice by pressing the blended pineapple in the sieve.
STEP 6.3 add 3 to 4 tsp sugar or as per taste depending on how tart the pineapple is. Stir to dissolve. Set it aside.
STEP 7.4 after 2 hours, drain off the water from 270 gm soaking rice. Transfer the rice to a saucepan and add equal amounts of water.
STEP 8.5 turn the heat to high, cover the pot and bring it to a boil.
STEP 9.6 then turn the heat to low and cook the rice for 10 to 12 minutes till all the water is absorbed.
STEP 10.7 transfer the rice to a large mixing bowl and add 1 cup of pineapple juice, the reserved pineapple pieces, ⅓ cup raisin and berry mix and salt to taste.
STEP 11.8 stir til all the ingredients are well combined. Taste and adjust the sweetness by adding sugar if required.
STEP 12.9 spoon the pineapple rice dessert in the pineapple bowl and garnish with pieces of pineapple and berries. Cover it with the cut flap/ lid of pineapple and insert toothpicks to hold it in place.
STEP 13.10 place the filled pineapple in a steamer and steam on high heat for 25 minutes. This helps to bind the flavours and makes the rice stickier and softer.
STEP 14.11 take it out of the steamer, remove the toothpicks and the pineapple ‘lid’ and serve.
calories per serving
5 g Fat22 g Protein247 g Carbs20 g FiberOther
Vitamins & Minerals
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment