Rice Upma is a common breakfast in my house and also one of my favorite breakfast. It can be prepared in a jiffy, if you have rice rava ready. Well, this time I prepared upma with brown rice. Brown rice has more nutrients and fiber and definitely a healthier option than white rice. Once you know the Health benefits of Brown rice, you will definitely include brown rice in your diet often. I prepare this arisi upma with both white rice and brown rice. I will post the one I prepare with white rice later. Today we will learn how to make a very simple and healthy upma with brown rice.
Soak tur dal for 15-20 minutes in hot water. Drain the water completely and grind it coarsely without water. Keep it aside.
Grind rice a little coarsely like rava /semolina (But not very finely as rava). Then soak the ground rice in 1 1/2 cups of boiling water for 45 minutes – 1 hour. (this is brown rice and we want the upma to be soft, so this step is important)
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add bengal gram, urad dal, broken red chilli, curry leaves in the same order.
After dal turns golden brown, add ground tur dal and saute nicely for 2-3 minutes.
Add grated coconut and saute for some more time.
Now add the soaked brown rice along with the water. Add required salt and bring it to boil.
(Tips – taste the water and see to check for salt – if it is a bit salty, then the salt added is correct- once the rice gets cooked the salt will be perfect)
Transfer the contents to another container and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker, mix it well and serve hot with sambar or idli sambar or gothsu or chutney of your choice.
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