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Crunched for Time? Rice Cooker to the Rescue!

By on August 14, 2016

 

Did you ever receive a rice cooker in a secret santa gift exchange? 

I did. Upon receiving I was skeptical. However, I wish I had known what a great gift I had just been given!

It wasn’t until years later that a friend taught me about the the beauty of rice cooker cookery.  The basics- just put it in there, rice, vegetables and spices. Done, let it cook into a glorious, grounding, healthy one-pot meal.

Below you have a simple Vata-Pitta pacifying healthy rice cooker recipe. Enjoy!

 

Rice Cooker One-Pot Glory

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cups brown basmati rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 medium sweet potato, roughly chopped
  • 2 small yellow onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 bunch of kale, washed, stripped of the stalk and torn in small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon whole coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients in the rice cooker and set to “Cook”.  Forget about it, read your favorite book, call your best friend, take a bath and watch the sunset.  Come back to the kitchen after about an hour.
  2. Scoop into your favorite bowl. Perhaps garnish with a tablespoon of ghee or coconut oil.  Add salt to taste.  If you have a “cold” constitution, add some spicy condiment to the bowl (my favorite is sriracha) and mix it up.

This healthy rice cooker recipe is a perfect simple meal after wild weekend extravaganzas. Easy, healthy and relaxing! A great addition to your Ayurveda routine.

 

 

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About Suleyka Montpetit

Suleyka Montpetit is a Media Entrepreneur, Explorer, Writer and the former Managing Editor for Everyday Ayurveda. She has studied Yoga, Health, Spirituality and the Arts for over 15 years, rubbing elbows with luminaries and making stuff happen everywhere she goes.

One Comment

  1. franzhagel@hotmail.com'

    Franz Hagel

    August 20, 2016 at 1:15 am

    So much drying spices are supposed to pacify vata?

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