Monday, March 01, 2010

Mixed Sprout Brown Rice

Being in a Diet and not eating Rice, that too when your staple food is Rice!!! is a bit stressful. So, I prefer having rice atleast twice a week, and to ward off my guilt i prefer Brown Rice. Though Brown rice and white rice have similar amounts of calories, carbohydrates, and protein. The main differences between the two forms of rice lie in processing and nutritional content.
When only the outermost layer of a grain of rice (the husk) is removed, brown rice is produced. To produce white rice, the next layers underneath the husk (the bran layer and the germ) are removed. Several vitamins and dietary minerals are lost in this removal and the subsequent polishing process.

Saying that, you cannot hog on it, it should be taken minimum.  To Brown Rice, i added some mixed sprouts to make it a bit more nutritious.

Ingredients
1 cup Cooked Brown Rice
1 small onion, thinly sliced
2 tbsp Sprouted Green Peas
2 tbsp Sprouted Horse Gram
2 tbsp Sprouted Green Gram
2 tbsp Peanuts/Groundnuts
2 Green Chillies
Hing a pinch
Turmeric a pinch
1 tsp Ginger Juliennes
Chopped Coriander
Salt to taste

Method
Cook all the sprouts until soft. In a Wok, Heat oil Splutter mustard seeds, Add green chillies, add hing and turmeric, add Onion and saute it till its translucent, add the cooked sprouts and saute for 2 minutes, add salt and mix well. Add Cooked Brown Rice and mix well. Garnish with Ginger Juliennes and Chopped Coriander.

I Liked mine with Tomato Raita. To make it, Heat lil oil, splutter mustard seeds, add hing and add 1 small tomato, well chopped. Cook it for 2-3 minutes. Add Salt and take it off the flame. Let it cool for a minute then add 2-3 tablespoons of yogurt. Tadaaa!!!! your Tomato raita is ready.

If you wish to take this raita for lunch, Keep the yogurt separately and mix it with tomato before you eat.
Sending this to Food for 7 stages of Life – Tiffin Box Event Hosted by Radhika and Sudheshna.




10 comments:

  1. Your recipes look so tasty. I wanted to let you know that the roundup is now posted for My Legume Love Affair #20. Please visit to see the other wonderful recipes and I thank you for all your fabulous contributions.

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  2. Nice idea,sounds very healthy! beautiful pictures!

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  3. Rice looks so delicious and tasty...

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  4. Healthy and yummy rice, love your photo too...

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  5. Healthy dish with so many sprouts.

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  6. Very healthy with all those sprouts.. and looks colorful.

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  7. Sprouts with brown rice, omg wat a healthy and protein packed dish Priya...Keep rocking..

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  8. Lovely and healthy dish.Nice click too.

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  9. Hi
    Even i use to take brown rice only because of health.This dish will give me atlest some different taste to my buds without getting bore from brown rice.

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  10. Thanks a lot to each and everyone of you for taking your time out and encouraging me with your wonderful comments :)

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Thanks a Lot for taking your time out and Visiting my Kitchen!!!!! Your Valuable Comments keep me going!!! Feel free to ask your doubts , i will definitely try reply you back. Good Day!!!

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