March 23, 2015

Curd Rice Using Brown Rice / Diet Friendly Recipes

Now everyone must be wondering that why did I post curd rice which is considered to be an easy recipe. yes ! Undoubtedly, It is an easy recipe but need to follow few tricks to get a perfect tasty curd rice. The most common complaint, when it is packed for lunch is the taste of the rice. It turns sour very fast due to hot climate but this can be easily solved by adding milk and little amount of curd. This is an easy method which I learned from my mother in law and have been following all these years.

And coming to today's recipe, more than a simple curd rice, this is a healthy rice as I have replaced white rice with Brown rice. Everyone must be familiar with the brown rice as it is the first step in dieting. Nowadays, Switching from white to brown rice has become very common among people.So I have decided to post few interesting recipes using brown rice, Stay tuned and Stay healthy.

Ingredients :

1 Cup Brown Rice
2 Cups Water
1 Cup Warm Milk
1 Tsp Curd ( low fat or regular )
1/4 Cup Pomegranate
1 - 2 Tsp Olive oil ( or sunflower oil)
1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
1 Big chilli ( small chillies - 2 ), finely chopped
Few Curry leaves
1 Tbsp Chopped Ginger pieces
Salt to taste
A pinch of hing ( perngayam )
Few Coriander leaves, For garnishing

Method :

Soak brown rice in water for 30 mins.

Wash and add 2 cups of water.

Cook for 1 whistle and simmer the flame to low.

Cook for 10-15 min, switch of the flame and let it cool.

When the pressure releases completely, open the lid and remove the rice.

Mash it with a ladle and add salt followed by warm milk.

First add half cup of milk and mix it properly.

Then, add the remaining milk followed by 1 tsp of curd.

Heat oil in a pan and add Mustard seeds.

Once,it starts spluttering, add hing followed by green chillies and curry leaves.

Saute and add it to the brown rice.

Add pomegranate and mix well.

Mix well and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve.

Serving Options :

Serve with any veggies stir fry.

Note :

It takes 4-5 hours for the curd to set perfect. So, prepare this around 8 or 9 am in the morning and the rice will be perfect for lunch.
Add extra curd to consume immediately.