May 5, 2014

Black eyed peas mint Rice/Left over rice Recipes/Easy and Healthy Indian Rice Recipes/Lunch box recipes/No onion and tomato rice recipes/Step by step pictures


Hi..Every one..Here Iam with a new recipe on the first day of this week...Even though I have pictures in folder my personal issues are not encouraging me to work on it..But,still Iam trying hard to do some thing for blog which gives me a refreshing feeling and happiness..Hope we couple may solve all the problems soon..Praying god for full of strength and positive mind which is reducing day by day..


Now,coming to the recipe,it is a rice recipe which is combined with mint leaves and black eyed peas.I love one pot meals and I prefer these kind of rice varieties with left over rice instead of eating with curries.With pressure cooked black eyed peas I prepared dal which I shared in last post and with the remaining peas I cooked this rice which is very tasty and delicious.You no need to onion and tomato to this..Also,It`s a spice less and no need chili powder too.Ginger garlic paste is the common ingredient which I use in my daily cooking,I like the smell and flavor of both ginger and garlic..So,what is yours???!!!
Kids sure enjoy this If you serve with some ghee.Other wise adults can enjoy with any side dish or just with yogurt..Try this next time and share your results here...


MINT HEALTH BENEFITS:

1.Mint is specially rich in carotenes and vitamin-C.

2.Mint is also a good source of several essential minerals like copper,magnesium,Iron,potassium and calcium.

3.It has also been used medicinally to aid digestion and as a healing compound.

4.Mint is a great appetizer and it promotes digestion.It also soothes stomach in case of in digestion or inflammation.

5.The strong and refreshing aroma of mint is a quick and effective remedy for nausea.


RICE BENEFITS:

1.Rice is abundant in carbohydrates,it acts as fuel for the body and aids in the normal functioning of the brain.

2.Eating rice is extremely benefit for health,because it does not contains harmful cholesterol,sodium or harmful fats.

3.Rice is considered as one of the best food for those suffering from hyper tension and blood pressure.

4.Whole grain rice like brown rice is rich is insoluble fiber that can protect against many types of cancer.

5.Rice is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals,like niacin,vitamin-D,calcium,fiber,iron,thiamine and riboflavin.



CATEGORY-RICE/LUNCH BOX RECIPES
PREPARATION TIME- 15 MINUTES
COOKING TIME- 15 MINUTES


WHAT YOU NEED


Left over rice(I used pakistani basmati rice)-2 cups
pressure cooked and drained black eyed peas-1 cup
fresh mint leaves-1 cup or 1 loose handful
salt-to taste
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

TO TEMPER
Oil-1 tbsp
mustard seeds-1 tsp
cumin-1 tsp
cloves-2
cardamom pod crushed-1
red chili-4-5(as per your taste)



HOW TO COOK

Heat pan with oil and add all ingredients which mentioned under TO TEMPER..Saute for half minute then add black eyed peas and mix..

Cook it for 2-3 minutes then add washed mint leaves,turmeric powder and mix well..

Add salt to it and then mix rice...Mix carefully and check salt.Finally sprinkle garam masala and mix once..

Serve hot with any curry or with raita..

EASY TO DO WITH PICS


HOT AND YUMMY RICE IS READY TO TASTE..ENJOY..


BYE BYE.HAPPY COOKING..HAPPY BLOGGING





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