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Healthy North Indian Brown Rice Recipes

Try these delicious North Indian brown rice recipes today!

Written by Sponsored |Updated : April 6, 2018 10:38 AM IST

North Indians love their food. Whether it is desserts or main course, appetizers or snacks, their food is known to be rich, flavourful and lip-smacking. Of course, food that is rich is bound to be tasty. But for those who are trying to be fit and healthy, indulging in North Indian food can invoke guilt. Thankfully, there are brands like India Gate Brown Rice that is making our meals healthier! Did you know this brown rice is specially formulated to help control blood sugar levels and will help you reach your weight loss goals? Here are a few mouth-watering recipes that you can try using brown rice.

1

TANGY RAW MANGO WITH BROWN RICE

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Preparation time: 30 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins

Serves: 2

Ingredients

1 cup brown rice (soaked)

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves

1/2 cup finely chopped carrots and cabbage

1/2 cup half boiled chopped French beans

1/2 cup raw mango grated finely

1/2 tsp jeera

1/2 tsp hing (Asafetida)

1/2 tsp garam masala (whole)

1/2 tbsp ghee or white butter

Salt to taste

Method

1. Take a pressure cooker and heat some ghee in it.

2. Add jeera, hing, garam masala and saute until the jeera starts popping.

3. Now add onion, carrots and cabbage, French beans and grated raw mango. Saute it until golden brown.

4. Add salt to it.

5. Now add soaked rice to it and mix it well with the rest of the ingredients.

6. Add water and cook as you would cook your normal rice.

2

BROWN RICE CHICKEN BIRYANI

Preparation time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 40 mins

Serves: 2

Ingredients

400 gm chicken

1 cup brown rice soaked in water

2 tsp garam masala

Salt to taste

cup curd

tsp turmeric powder

tsp Red chilli powder

2 tsp chopped ginger and garlic

1 cup chopped onions

1 cup fried onions

1 tbsp green chutney (Grind half a bunch of coriander, 2 chillies, 2 garlic pods and 3-4 pudina leaves)

1 pinch saffron (Kesar)

1/2 cup warm milk

1 tsp kewra jal

3-4 pudina leaves

2 tbsp desi ghee

cup whole wheat flour (atta) dough

Coriander leaves chopped for garnish

Method

1. In a large non-stick pan heat water and add rice, whole garam masala and salt.

2. In another non-stick pan, heat oil and saut the chicken. Add turmeric and chilli powder. Add salt and ground ginger, garlic onion paste to the chicken. Put the lid on and let it cook.

3. While it is cooking, add the green chutney you have made, curd and a pinch of salt (if required) and mix well. Add the rest of the garam masala and fried onions to the mix.

4. Now when you see it becoming a little dry, add saffron in warm milk and add it to the mix. Wait for it to dry.

5. Now once the rice is done, strain it and mix ghee, kewra water and crushed pudina leaves and spread the rice over the chicken.

6. Cover the pan and seal the lid with the atta dough on the sides. Let it cook for 10-15 minutes on low flame.

7. Garnish and serve with raita.

4

BROWN RICE NOLEN JAGGERY KHEER

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins

Serves: 2 people

Ingredients:

1 cup of Brown rice(soaked overnight and half cooked)

1 cup of grated Nolen jaggery

3 cups of skimmed milk

Chopped nuts of your choice

Method:

1. Heat the skimmed milk till it starts looking thicker.

2. Add brown rice to the skimmed milk and cook it while stirring until the mix becomes thicker and the rice is completely cooked. Make sure there are no lumps and the rice doesn't stick to the utensil.

3. Add nuts to the mix.

4. Now at the end, add jaggery and while you see the jaggery melt, turn off the flame and keep mixing it.

5. Serve hot with roasted nuts.

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