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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pineapple Curry Rice with Turmeric

Breathe In.....one of my simple joys aside from being out hiking and boogie boarding is being in and cooking :) I cook though not from recipes because I am too lazy usually to follow the minute details in recipe. I do not measure anything when I cook, I simply cook by taste, thus most of the recipes I will share here do not have measurements at all. 
Pineapple Curry Rice With Turmeric
I started trying making pineapple curry rice since last summer when my husband's niece was with us. We were at La Jolla Shores enjoying a beautiful day at the beach boogie boarding. When we got hungry, we walked to the nearby restaurant. She ordered for herself pinapple curry fried rice and tofu steak. However, I saw her pineapple fried rice kind of greasy for my standard, and when I asked her if she likes it, she said, "yeah, only that it is swimming in grease!" Now, when you are eating out, you have no control over the ingredients. So, I told her, "I think I know how to make that, I will make you one when we get home." When we got home, I made pineapple curry rice without looking at any recipe online. I simply thought of what will go together, and I did not stir fry the rice, well, I am not really fond of frying and stir-frying, call it laziness. It was a big hit for all of us. Here is my own recipe:

Ingredients:
Rice
Ginger
Yellow Curry
Turmeric
Lemon Grass
Pineapple Slices
Tofu Slices (optional )
Nuts ( cashew, or almond or pistachio, or peanuts, or a mix of nuts) - also optional
salt, soy sauce and pepper to taste
Coconut Milk ( I have tried it with 2% milk instead of coconut milk and it tasted just as good for us)

Method:
Mix all the dry ingredients- rice, ginger, yellow curry, turmeric, salt, pepper, and lemon grass. Add water about the same amount how you would cook rice.

( If you are using coconut milk, you cad add half of the coconut milk into the mixture now, otherwise, if milk, wait until rice is cooked otherwise, the milk curdles.)

Cook the rice mixture in rice cooker ( if you do not have rice cooker, cook rice in pot the way you would steam your rice)

When rice is cooked, add the coconut milk, pineapple, tofu slices, and nuts. Stir. Add more salt and pepper to taste if necessary.

Serve and enjoy! Best with vegetable tofu curry which you can see in the picture above. Next time, I will share my recipe of vegetable tofu curry.

PS......I usually add ginger and turmeric to any foods, even to rice, since I have learned of the benefits of having them in our diet regularly especially for someone like me who suffers from chronic pain (migraine). Thankfully, I love ginger, and turmeric does not really have a strong taste so it can go with any foods. To learn more about ginger and turmeric benefits, click here.

16 comments:

  1. Well you have certainly been busy . It's like starting a new life without leaving the love of nature from your old life. All the best to you.

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  2. Nice recipe, day. Hope you'll feature our local favorite foods as well, like, valenciana... :-)

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  3. this looks like something i can cook. :) yummy too. i can follow yr recipe

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  4. Congratulations on your new blog!

    I make curry the simple way, without lemon grass and tumeric. I'd like to try this dish.

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  5. Congrats on your new "baby", Beth! Sooooooo happy for you!!! Just added it in my blog list. ;)

    Yum, you made me hungry! Lol! Been trying to control my dinosaur appetite coz my weight skyrocketed last month that my OBGyn alerted me. Hehehe! He's scared I'll get prenancy diabetes (fingers crossed, huwag naman). The only problem I had with Kyla is edema due to water retention. Superhuge ko din noon. Now I always do my best to do a lot of walking as per advised. :)

    ps.
    i sent an email to Tes without CC'ing anybody. i am lost of words to say, let's keep praying...

    thanks for droppin' by our home quite frequently. you always warm our hearts...

    Advance Happy Easter to you and Angels! Take care...

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  6. One of the best things about your recipe is that it can be made without dairy. It fits into our dietary restrictions.

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  7. This sounds so good right now, Betchai. I'm hungry just looking at it.

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  8. This sounds so yummy, and just the way I would want it. Meatless..

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  9. I can almost smell it. Another nice looking blog!

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  10. i love pineapple! and curry...whew, i think this one i can cook hehehehe

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  11. i'm here, that looks yum... i might try your recipe someday....

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  12. Lovely new blog, Betchai! The recipe looks delicious, thanks for sharing it!

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  13. Betchai likes to know how to prepare it. When you buy the egg, it is covered with a layer of rice husk. You gently tap it over a plate to collect the husk. It is like a soft cement. Don't bang it too hard. When all the husk layer is gone, run it over the running water to clean it.

    Tap the shell again like you do for hard boil egg. Peel it and served quartered. You don't have to cook it. When I was growing up, they serve it as part of the appetizer in the restaurant. The yolk has a gluey texture.

    I don't remember if I told you, I added this to my post after your query.

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  14. I used to cook tumeric rice to eat with curry chicken.

    Now, i am more luxurious when I have pot luck dinners. I use saffron.

    Can you get lemon grass where you are?

    There is lemon grass here but very $$$$, so I don't use them/ To think when I was in Singapore, I grew so much.

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  15. My son loves pineapple fried rice, I have to try this when he is home.

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