Sunday, February 28, 2010

Daikon & Beet Root Winter Rice Pullao

An Ayurvedic (classical Indian Medicine) recipe from Eyton J. Shalom and Kitchen Medicine Cooking Medicine: "Namaskaram and Bon Appetit!"
  • White Basmati Rice, about a cup
  • Water, 2 & 1/2 cups or more
  • Cinnamon Bark 4 pieces, about an inch long
  • Cumin Seed, 1-2 tsp
  • Beet root chunks, 1/2 cup, or more
  • Daikon radish chunks, 1/2 cup

Wash the rice well. (Until the wash water runs clear) Boil water. Add all the ingredients at once. Bring to a boil, cover, and lower the flame to low-medium. I find the larger the pot I use, relative to the rice, the more fluffy the result. Pretty simple, huh?This is a real simple home dish. No fat. No salt. (There was salt in the side dish, but when I had the left-over by itself I added a little good sea salt).If you want to make this for guests you could sauté the spices with some onion in ghee, to bring out the flavor of the spices more.

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