Brown rice has antioxidants, higher fiber content and nutrients that boosts the immune system than white rice.It lowers cholesterol, reduces risk of heart disease, colon cancer and reduces severity of asthma. Because of the high fiber content in brown rice, it keeps you fuller and satisfied for a longer time. It is a boon for those who want to reduce weight. Refer the health benefits of brown rice to know more about brown rice.
|Our Lunch - Brown rice pulao - curd rice - onion raita|
Prep time - under 10 mins (soaking time not included)
Cook time - under 30 mins
Brown rice - 1/2 cup ( I used regular organic brown rice)
Onion - 2 medium size
Ginger - 1 inch piece finely chopped
Green chilli - 1- 2 slit
Mint leaves/pudina - fistful
Mixed Vegetables -
Carrot - 1
Beans - 5-6
Peas - fistful (optional)
For the seasoning
Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 1 (optional)
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Wash and soak brown rice for a minimum of 30-40 minutes in 1 1/2 cup of hot water.
Cut onion into thin slices. Peel skin and cut carrot into thin strips. Cut beans into 1 inch pieces.Keep everything ready.
Heat oil, add the ingredients mentioned under seasoning. Saute for a few minutes, then add thinly sliced onions, green chilli and ginger.
Saute for a few minutes or until onion turns pink.
Then add the vegetables, mint leaves,1 tsp (flat) salt and saute for a few more seconds.
Now add the soaked brown rice along with the water.Mix well.
Transfer the contents to another vessel and pressure cook for 3 whistles.Once the pressure subsides, open and fluff it with a fork. Hot steaming Brown rice with vegetables is ready.
Curd - 3/4 cup
Salt to taste
For the seasoning
Oil - 2 tsp
Green chilli - 1 small finely chopped
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves- few
Thinly slice onions. Add needed salt and keep it aside for an hour.
It would have oozed out water. Squeeze out the water from the onions and discard the water.
Now add beaten curd to the onions.
Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add green chilli, curry leaves and pour it over the pachadi. Mix it well and serve with Brown rice pulao.
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