Saturday, November 27, 2010

Lemon Rice (Brown)





Know what you Eat -A platter consisting of Lemon Brown Rice, Pumpkin in Coconut Milk, Ginger Rasam(Spiced Soup), a cup of yogurt or butter milk(is not included in the click) and some dried fruits & nuts for dessert not only fills you up. It is a deliciious whole some meal with all the essential nutrients from all the food groups.



Brown rice contains four times the fiber of white rice and powerful quantities of vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, iron and over dozen other nutrients. A 12-year Harvard Medical School study found 49 percent less weight gain among women who regularly eat brown rice and other whole foods compared with those who eat more processed grains. Ginger has been found to be helpful in blocking the harmful effects of prostaglandin, a substance that can lead to inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain and even cause migraines.



All these dishes are very popular South Indian dish and i substituted white rice with brown rice to make it even more healthier.



For the Olan Recipe check out here.

For the Ginger Rasam recipe check out here.

 Ingredients



Cooked Brown Rice - 2 Cups

Lemon Juice - (Juice of 1 lemon taste and increase it to two based on the sourness of the lemon and to your taste)

Salt - 1 tsp or to taste



 For tempering



Oil - 1 Tbsp (Increase this if you want the rice to be greasy)

Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp

Channa Dal(Split Black Chick Pea) - 2 tsp

Curry leaves - handful

 Green or Dry red Chili chopped - 2 (or increase it if you want more spicy)

Asafoetida powder - 1/8 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

Grated ginger - 1/4 tsp

Roasted Peanuts - 1/4 cup



Method



1) Soak the channa dal in water for half and hour and drain the water completely and set it aside.



2) Soak brown rice in water for a minimum of 30 minutes.



3) Drain the water from the rice and measure 1 3/4th cup of water and add it to the rice and cook in a pressure cooker or in a pan till the rice is completely cooked.



4) Once the rice is cooked set it aside to cool completely.



5) Heat oil add the mustard seeds and once it stops spluttering add the asafoetida powder, channa dal, chilli, curry leaves, grated ginger and turmeric powder and saute for a minute till the chilli, curry leaves etc change the color slightly and switch off the stove.



6) Now add the salt, lemon juice to the tempering and add the cooked and cooled rice and mix till all the lemon juice and salt is evenly mixed.



7) Add the roasted peanuts to the rice and serve.





 

37 comments:

shanthi said...

Lovely combo

Preeti Kashyap said...

Lovely and healthy spread!

Gulmohar said...

A meal in its entirety ...so colorful and appealing :-)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

all are my favorites ...yummy

Cham said...

I love ur olan recipe!

Mansi said...

Great to see that you have used Brown rice for making lemon rice. I have bought brown rice, but just a little apprehensive of using it. This inspires me to use it now..hehehe...the ginger rasam sounds lovely to me.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Olan is one of my fav vege... side...

my kitchen said...

Yum yum meal,Loves to eat

sayantani said...

the plate looks so delicious! filling, tasty and healthy....love the olan recipe.

aquadaze said...

that is a lovely meal! Delicious, love the rasam especially.

Sharmila said...

I like this idea of pumpkin in coconut milk. :-) Love the look of that plate. :-)

Priya said...

Love ur olan dish, ginger rasam looks prefect for this winter, lovely spread!

Angie's Recipes said...

Would really love to try lemon brown rice! Sounds and looks just delicious!

Sanjana said...

This looks so delicious! I LOVE the picture! Great job!

Pari said...

Nice wholesome meal, I liked in particular ur Olan recipe.

Rohini said...

Wow.. Healthy platter.. I am curious with the idea of using brown rice! Will dfntly give it a try soon :)
And for the die-hard rasam fan, this ginger rasam is sure a lipsmacking one!

Priya Narasimhan said...

your photos are so unique..colorful, attractive yet does not follow the ususal food photography techniques like dimming the background etc...nice recipes too..

Nandini said...

Hearty wholesome meal! Lemon rice with brown rice and dry nuts with dates are really nutritious! Ginger rasam is perfect for this season! I'm gonna gulp down the rasam :)

sangeeta said...

i loved this olan recipe , simple and yet flavorful..
the platter looks very inviting and the information you provide is great as always...keep up the good work.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Lovely array of dishes!!

Katy ~ said...

Excellent!

Malar Gandhi said...

You are making me hungry now...beautiful presentation, now pass the plate, already:))

jeyashrisuresh said...

healthy combo of dishes.Rasam is perfect the weather here.and i never know ur new to the blogging world.After seeing it in EC blog i cam e to know.
Happy blogging

Sarah Naveen said...

thats a gr8 treat..everything looks sooo yummy...

jayasree said...

That's a delicious wholesome meal. Olan looks creamy and delicious. I make it the same way,true Kerala style.

notyet100 said...

healthy nd yummy meal,..

Padma said...

Lovely spread. Esp loved lemon rice with brown rice. Really healthy.

Anupama said...

Those is a wonderful meal... I'm really curious about this ginger rasam... must taste great!

munchcrunchandsuch said...

thats my fav ..olan..olan olan all the way! am going to ake this week for sure.thats a sumptuous combo with rice and dried fruits and all

kothiyavunu said...

Wow, indeed its a spread...count me in, he he. Loved all the entries and the pictures are too good, inviting:)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks all for your comments, yes i love ginger and i make this rasam at least once a week.

Spice said...

nice recipes.....

EC said...

Tempting spread..thanks for participating

Sunshinemom said...

What a delectable spread! I don't generally add yellow pumpkin in olan but I will try it next time!

RV said...

I am one of the souls on this earth who finds hard to use new ingredients.. I have always doubted the taste of brown rice... but after seeing this, I have added brown rice to my shopping list.. Thanks for sharing this filling platter...

Shri said...

Wow!Colorful and a great combo!With out of town, I sure did miss some of you guys wonderful posts..

Yasmeen said...

A perfect meal for me.I've all the ingredients to try the Olan today.Thanks for sending them over dearies :D

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