Sweet rice with fruits recipe

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes .Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve :4

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Basmati rice soaked

  • 1 tin cocktail fruits

  • 1 tin Mixed Fruit Juice

  • 2 tbls Butter

  • 2 Bay leaves

  • 1 Star anise

  • 5-6 Black peppercorns

  • a few strands of saffron

  • Salt a pinch

  • 1/2 cup Jaggery

  • Mint leaves a few

  • Fresh pineapple

  • 1/4 cup Sugar

  • 1 inch stick of cinnamon

  • 10 Almonds

Method

Step 1

Heat butter in a non stick pan, add bay leaves, star anise, black peppercorns and saute till fragrant.

Step 2

Drain and add rice and saute for 2 minutes. Open a tin of fruit cocktail and add to the pan. Open a tin of mixed fruit juice and add. Mix well.

Step 3

Add saffron mixed in 2 tbsps water and salt. Add grated jaggery and mix well. Add a few fresh mint leaves. Sprinkle a little water, cover and cook till rice is done.

Step 4

Halve a pineapple vertically and scoop out the flesh from one half, leaving a thin wall all around. Chop the scooped out pineapple flesh.

Step 5

Heat ¼ cup sugar in another non stick pan. Add 2 tbsps water, cinnamon and cook on medium heat till it begins to caramelize.Sliver almonds.

Step 6

Add pineapple to the caramel and toss.

Step 7

Uncover the rice and stir gently so that the rice grains do not break. Transfer into the pineapple shell and place the shell on a serving platter.

Step 8

Place the caramelized pineapple over the rice and pour the pan juices over the rice.

Step 9

Sprinkle almonds slivers and a few mint leaves and serve. Bon appetit!