We had a quiet Memorial Day weekend, which included regular shopping and house cleaning. Also I made this Thai pineapple fried rice (Khao op sapparot in Thai). This version of Thai fried rice is from the southern part Thailand, where its cuisine had influence from India and Malaysia. This pineapple fried rice was in to my do to list for a long time. I also find similarities in the style of cooking as it uses curry powder like Indian cooking. This recipe requires day old cooked Thai Jasmine rice. So I cooked jasmine rice yesterday, since I did not know the time and amount of water required to cook the jasmine rice, I used my Dutch oven and cooked on stove top. After 20 minutes of meticulous cooking I didn’t get the jasmine rice for this recipe, instead got a risotto. I end up throwing it into the garbage, as we not a fan of polished rice. We love our rosematta /red rice with any curry. The second time I cooked Jasmine rice in a rice cooker, as my patience had run out after a stove top cooking experiment. It came out perfectly.
I am linking this delicious rice to Flavors of Cuisine: Thailand hosted here.
This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.