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Recipe: Refreshing Pineapple Saffron Rice

Today QIDOSHA has an easily digestible recipe for hot summer days.

Ingredients for 4 people

  • 1 large pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup of basmati rice
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3 strands of saffron
  • 1 tablespoon sliced ​​almonds
  • if necessary a few raisins or dried dates

How you do it

  1. Peel and dice the pineapple
  2. Put ghee in a pot and heat it
  3. Add the saffron threads and "mash" them with the wooden spoon
  4. Melt the sugar and add the pineapple cubes
  5. Fry everything briefly
  6. Wash the rice
  7. Mix the rice with the pineapple pieces
  8. Now add water and salt and bring everything to a boil
  9. Let everything simmer for about 10 minutes until the water is completely absorbed.
  10. Decorate everything with the sliced ​​almonds and (optional) raisins or chopped dried dates.

YUMMY - enjoy your meal!

Why you should eat more pineapple

The pineapple is a herbaceous fruit plant of the bromeliad family.

With 20 milligrams per 100 grams, it provides quite a bit of vitamin C. The positive effect on the immune system and the iron absorption from food should only be briefly mentioned here. Pineapple also contains a lot of manganese, which together with vitamin C is responsible for collagen formation in the skin. Manganese is a trace element.

Pineapple contains plenty of bromelain, an enzyme with some very good properties, for which there are tons of health claims, related to the immune system, good blood circulation, digestive support and even fighting related to edema.

The pineapple provides valuable beta-carotene, which is processed by the body into vitamin A.

Pineapple in Ayurveda

Sour fruits such as berries, pineapple or citrus fruits are refreshing, but they are also acidic. They strengthen Agni, increase Pitta and regulate Vata dosha. Are you prone to Pitta disorders? Then stay away from sour fruits.

Ayurvedic no-go: eat sour fruit with fermented milk products (yoghurt, quark or cheese). This would clog the srotas and strain the skin's metabolism.

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