Recipes, Thai Food

Thai Pineapple Rice

Continuing our love for Thai food, next in the list of recipes is Pineapple Rice which again is inspired from my favourite chef Tarla Dalal.
The dish, served commonly in a pineapple is a great mix of sweet and savoury with a hint of chillies.
Without wasting much time, let’s get straight to the recipe.

Thai Pineapple Rice


For the yellow paste

  • 1 tbsp roasted coriander seeds
    (I did not have coriander seeds at home so used the powder instead)
  • 1 tbsp roasted cumin seeds
  • 3 whole dry red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped lemongrass
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup onion cubes
  • salt to taste

Other Ingredients

  • 1 large pineapple
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • salt to taste


  1. Blend all the ingredients for the yellow paste along with approx. 5tbsp water. Keep aside.
  2. 2. Cut the pineapple into half lengthwise, keeping the leaves on. Scoop out the pineapple from the center portion as shown in picture below.
  3. Chop the scooped pineapple into cubes. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the butter in a pan, add the onions and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 2minutes.
  5. Add the prepared yellow curry paste, mix well and sauté for 1-2mins while stirring.
  6. Add the rest of the ingredients – chopped pineapple, coconut milk, rice, sugar, salt and cook for 2-3 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  7. Fill rice into scooped pineapple halves.

Some people also prefer to add cashewnuts, raisins etc to the rice while cooking.


Try today to get a taste of Thailand!


Thai Pineapple Rice


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20 thoughts on “Thai Pineapple Rice

  1. Wow – this sounds like a really yummy combination of flavors! Not to mention such an awesome presentation to serve in the half pineapple! Can’t wait to give this recipe a go as I think it will be a definite hit around here.

  2. I love pineapples. Actually, it’s very affordable in the market since it’s already in season here in my country (PH) thanks for sharing your recipe. I could try this sometime so that I can share a new way of enjoying pineapples with my family

  3. Oh wow! This is an interesting twist on rice! I’ve never heard of it but then again, Thai food is not very common in my area. Definitely something I’m excited to try 😃 – Cori

  4. The presentation of the dish is really appetizing. As they always say, “half the meal is the eye appeal.” I will try this dish on the weekend. My kids would really appreciate this new twist to fried rice. 🙂

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