Archives for January 11, 2014

Brown rice is very nice

Have you been kind to your insides lately? Try some nice brown rice…

Biodynamic brown rice is a nutritionalist’s dream. Brown rice is a wholesome food which can meet our protein requirements quite adequately when combined in a variety of interesting and delicious ways. It has far more protein, calcium, B vitamins and iron than its pale, insipid, white counterpart, and also has the added benefit of containing vitamin E, found in the rice germ of whole brown rice, which is absent in white rice.

A bowl of cooked brown rice in the fridge guarantees quick, nutritious, satisfying meals. For example, beat a free-range egg into 2 cups of cooked rice, add a handful of toasted sesame seeds or poppy seeds, and spread into an oiled pie dish, fill with steamed veggies and top with silken tofu or sunflower seeds and warm through in the oven or under a griller. Alternatively, for breakfast try this perfectly combined protein dish for a particularly delicious start to the day. Remember to chew well! Enjoy and taste each mouthful.

Breakfast rice

1 1/2 cups raisins (chopped figs are a delicious substitute)

1 tablespoon grated lemon rind

1 cinnamon stick

11/2cups apple or pear juice*

5 cups leftover cooked brown rice

1/2cup almonds or walnuts, loosely chopped and lightly roasted

Simmer raisins, lemon rind, and cinnamon stick in juice for a few minutes, until raisins are plump. Add rice, simmer few more minutes, turn off heat, add nuts, and let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with soy, rice or oat “milk”.

A few tablespoons of seed mix on top and a dollop of yoghurt, is highly recommended! This dish will easily feed six or provide a weekʼs worth of breakfast for one.

Look after your insides for a happy long life!