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Rice water, the starchy residue obtained after boiling rice in water, is a good source of B complex vitamins and carbs for your little one. Apart from being a perfect starter to wean your child from breastfeeding, it is also a cheap, readily available remedy to help slash bouts of diarrhea in infants younger than 4 months. When used as bath additive, it can even help soothe dry patches of eczema.
Rice is a staple across the globe, particularly in Asian and African homes. As we all know, rice is prepared by boiling in water....
Rice, whether brown, wild, basmati, jasmine, or glutinous, is essentially gluten-free. But always check the label for a gluten count under 20 ppm. Rice flour is safe, but rice noodles or pasta may be contaminated with semolina or durum wheat. Explore other naturally gluten-free but nutritious options like soy, nuts, chia, and quinoa rather than expensive gluten-free ready mixes.
We often tend to be casual about grocery shopping, and rest boxes of foods in the shopping cart without looking at them twice. How...
Choosing the right cooking oil might make all the difference to your health. Rice bran oil contains the right balance of SAFA (saturated fatty acids), MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acids), and PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acids); is a powerful source of oryzanol and vitamin E; and is also a rich antioxidant – thus offering a number of health benefits. The high smoking point of this oil makes it ideal for deep frying.
Saute the whites of a bunch of spring onions and 1/2 tbsp minced garlic in 2 tbsp coconut oil. Add and stir in 4 cups grated sweet potatoes, salt and pepper, and 1/2 cup veg/chicken broth and reduce it. Toss in 1 cup cooked green peas, 2 scrambled eggs, 2 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 cup toasted dessicated coconut, 1/2 bunch chopped cilantro, spring onion greens, and sesame oil.
White bread can provide more than 10% of daily protein, folate and iron, and 20% of fiber, calcium and magnesium. White rice, especially the parboiled kind, retains many nutritional benefits. Plain boiled potatoes are full of vitamins and fiber. Even white sugar, in moderation, is safe; artificial sweeteners are not. In general, avoid excessive consumption of processed white foods.
Polished white rice affects the body’s metabolism, raises blood sugar and serum triglycerides levels, results in metabolic disorders and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes. Brown Rice has low glycemic index (slower glucose metabolism), decreases risk of type 2 diabetes, lowers cholesterol levels, aids in weight loss and helps in the better dilation of the brachial artery.
Reheating kills nutrition in food and alters compounds in food (certain proteins become fat). Repeated reheating assists growth of food poisoning bacteria. Rapidly store leftovers in airtight containers at temp below 0° F. Avoid reheating chicken, mushrooms, rice, beets, celery, potatoes and spinach. Ayurveda suggests eating food fresh and to avoid reheating.
Cut out a piece of fabric using sunglasses as a template. Soak green tea, mint and cucumber in 6 ounces of hot water. Let it cool, soak your eye mask in it and it’s ready to use. You can mix 1 cup of rice, few drops of essential oils and fresh herbs and pop it in a 350 degree F oven for 15 min in a parchment paper. Fill it in the eye mask and use it.
You are used to hearing how good green foods are for you. But now when it comes to ‘superfoods’, black is most definitely the...