How many people have asked you to steer clear of rice if you wanted to be healthy? How many people went "Chawal mat khana, Roti pel lo"? Well, I have a lot to say to those people, about rice, but I'm going to save it for another post. Meanwhile, Brown Rice is a super food you cannot miss out on. Not only is it high in Fiber, Brown Rice is also rich in Magnesium that contributes towards healthy and stronger bones, along with Calcium, of course. It also helps with contraction of muscles and strong teeth. Brown Rice needs to be soaked before cooking, just so that it would absorb the moisture and not have a bite to it (unless you like it that way).
Load your body with this super simple complex carb rich in glucose, and do not forget to use low sodium Tata Salt Lite to make it even better! I must say, I am delighted that I am getting the chance to share so many healthy recipes with you guys and the driving force behind is the campaign by these amazing guys that urges us to make a SLITE change in our lives. A little goes a long way!
Brown Rice Pulao
Takes 20 minutes
1 medium Onion, sliced.
1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
3/4 Cup Brown Rice
1.5 Cups Water
1 tsp Cumin Seeds (jeera)
A pinch of Asafoetida (heeng)
1 tbsp Ghee, you can also use Canola Oil.
A handful of mixed vegetables. I used Cauliflower, Carrots, Beans and Peas
Tata Salt Lite, to taste
1 tsp Red Chili Powder (add more if you like it spicy)
1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes.
Heat up a pressure cooker on medium. Add Ghee/Oil.
Add in cumin seeds and asafoetida followed by Onions. Sauté till translucent.
Turn the heat to medium high, add in the mixed veg and ginger garlic paste. Mix to combine. Now add in the Red Chili powder and mix for 1 minute.
Give the brown rice and water mixture a stir and pour it into the cooker. Season with salt, and add raisins and garam masala. Mix everything well and cook for 2 to 3 whistles (or how much ever long it takes for normal rice to cook in your pressure cooker).
Open the cooker after 20 minutes of turning the gas off, and fluff the rice with a fork.
Serve hot, with chilled Yogurt!