Diabetic Pineapple Rice Recipe
Pineapple rice is a convenient stand alone dish for those who are always on the go and has no time to cook multiple dishes. The pineapple is one of the sweetest fruit around hence the addition of pineapple can provide this dish with a unique tasty flavour.
Since pineapple is sweet, questions often arises as to whether it is really suitable for the diabetics. The pineapple contains many health benefits as it contains several essential nutrients such as vitamin C, manganese and bromelain. Vitamin C is helpful in stimulating your immune system and providing protection against free radicals which are major culprits in causing cancer as well as building up plague in your arteries. Manganese is beneficial as an antioxidant and energy production. Bromelain is beneficial in reducing tumor growth, blood coagulation and inflammation.
For the diabetics, consuming pineapple may have some negative impact on blood sugar however it is still okay if taken in moderately small portions. Adding some fresh pineapples to rice is still okay. Just make sure that only fresh pineapples are used and not the canned types which contains higher sugar content.
1 tablespoon oil
3 Chinese pork sausages, sliced or 150 grams chicken meat
1/2 cup dried shrimp, washed, drained and chopped coarsely
4 cloves garlic, minced
5 shallots, minced
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
2 teaspoons belacan powder (shrimp paste powder)
6 cups cooked rice
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 cup chopped fresh pineapples
2 red chillies, sliced
1 bunch Chinese parsley, finely cut
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