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.
1 small onion, thinly sliced
2 tbsp Sprouted Green Peas
2 tbsp Sprouted Horse Gram
2 tbsp Sprouted Green Gram
2 tbsp Peanuts/Groundnuts
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.