Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Flax Seed and veggies rice

Flax seeds contain high levels of dietary fibers and is rich in omega-fatty acids. it also helps in reducing cholestrol levels especially in women. Its  healthy fat and high fiber content make it a great food for weight loss.



Ingredients:
2 cups cooked rice with enough salt
1/2 small onion , finely chopped
1tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp red chilly pwd
A pinch of turmeric
1tbsp coconut pwd
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
4 curry leaves
1 small piece of cinnamon
1 green cardamom pod
4 cloves
1 small bay leaf
1tsp garam masala pwd
1 tsp roasted peanut pwd
1/4 cup fresh or frozen peas
1 medium sized carrot, chopped into small cubes




Method:

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a kadai and when hot, add mustard seeds, jeera and curry leaf. Let splutter.Add the cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon,cardamom and saute for 1 min.
  • Add the chopped onion and saute till it turns translucent. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell disappears.
  • Add the peas and saute for 2 mins. Add the cubed carrots and cook for another 5 mins, covered and on low heat. 
  • When the vegetables get soft, add  salt (just enough for the vegetables),turmeric, garam masala pwd, red chilly pwd and saute for a min.Add the roasted peanut pwd and flax seed pwd and mix and add the cooked rice immediately and mix well.
  • Lower heat and cover the kadai and cook for 2-3 mins or till the rice gets warm.

6 comments:

Sayantani said...

lovely healthy idea Bhagi. I always add them to my cookies and cakes but preparing rice with flax seed powder is very good, great way to incorporate the healthy thing in our daily diet. thanks

Priya said...

this is just lovely... u have a great blog .. following u now :)

Bhagi said...

Thank you Sayantani...do try it in rice...

Bhagi said...

Thank you for the kind words Priya....will definetly visit ur blog

Uma said...

your version of flax rice looks absolutely delicious. Yum!! Nice click :)

Bhagi said...

Thank You Uma.

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