Friday, June 3, 2011

Kids Special - Brown Rice & Veggies mix

Though we bought the Organic Sona Masuri from Indian store, I am not satisfied cooking it every day.  It is fully polished white rice with starch & Carbohydrates thereby increasing the chance of diabetes. Also the level of nutrition is reduced considerably.            
Brown rice on the other hand is healthier because the outer bran (husk) is still intact. It has more fiber and other minerals (magnesium, manganese, zinc) than white rice. With that said, at least twice a week I cook brown rice and it goes well with all our Indian dishes & curry.               
I made Brown Rice & Veggies mix for DD’s lunch.                  
Carrot ---------------------> ½ cup chopped fine
Broccoli -------------------> ½ cup florets
Zucchini -------------------> ½ cup chopped fine
Brussel Sprouts ----------> ¼ cup chopped really fine
Purple Cabbage -----------> ¼ cup thinly sliced
Shallot --------------------> ½ cup chopped fine
v  Do the seasoning with mustard seeds in olive oil, followed by Onion             
v  Once it is translucent, add carrots fry for a minute                 
v  Then Broccoli, after a minute Zucchini, Brussel Sprouts & Purple Cabbage, salt;                    
v  Close it and leave it in medium for 5-6 minutes.                    
v  Now add Pepper-Jeera Powder and mix well.                          
v  Pressure Cook Brown rice with 3 cups of water for each cup of rice.                                      
v  Mix Veggie curry & Brown rice with Ghee.                   
v  Ready to serve with Sambhar             

She liked the nutty flavor & chewy texture of Brown Rice.

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