Pineapple rice/ Ananas rice bhath

Pineapple is one versatile fruit which goes great in sweet dessert to savory curries. I have already shared some of the recipes like pineapple rasam, pineapple chutney, pineapple juicepineapple kheer, pineapple sorbet, pineapple flavored sooji halwa… Today I am sharing an interesting rice recipe made with pineapple. Try this flavorful rice and make your meal interesting.

Pineapple rice

Happy Gowri Ganesha festival to you all.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 3


Finely chopped pineapple -1 cup

White Rice (Basmati/ sona masuri) – 2 cups

Onions - 1 (big)

Slit green chillis – 2

Bay leaf - 1

Cinnamon – ½ inch stick

Cloves – 3

Pepper corns – 6-8

Salt – to taste

Sugar – 2 tsp

Ghee/ Butter – 2 tbsp

Cashews – 10-15

Grated coconut – 2-3 tbsp (optional)

Coriander leaves (chopped) – to garnish (optional)



  • Wash rice and cook with required amount of water (1:2) & salt for 3 whistles. Don’t add more water and avoid cooking too soft. Set aside until pressure settles down.
  • Peel the skin of pineapple and chop it finely. Set aside.
  • Peel onions and Slice lengthwise into thin pieces.
  • Slit green chillis.
  • Crush pepper, cloves & cinnamon a bit using mortar & pestle.
  • Heat thick kadai/ wok with ghee/ butter (or you can use oil too).
  • Add the bay leaf and crushed spices. Fry until you get nice aroma.
  • Add green chillis, sliced onions, little salt and fry on medium flame until onions turn brown.
  • Add chopped pineapple and fry until it it cooked & water content evaporates.
  • Add grated coconut, Sugar and sauté until everything combines well.
  • Switch off the stove. Mix precooked rice. Garnish with chopped coriander and roasted cashews.
  • Serve this warm pineapple rice as is or with choice of sauce.


  • You can use left over rice.
  • Rice can be cooked with coconut milk to enhance the flavour.
  • Jaggery can be used instead sugar.

Ananas rice bhath