.................thus went my days , last week , crazy busy , but i am loving every minute of this busy days. Have I told you before , that I am a trained classical dancer too. Well, I started to put all those years of hard work to good use :)...Still had some me-me time catching up with my gal friend in Manhattan , reminiscencing about college days , over Ginger Royale ♥♥..
But being busy doesn't really mean that you cant take some time and cook something fabulously healthy for your family right?
Do you know they are gonna make Archie eat Samosas? Not that eating samosa is a bad thing. But don't you just love Archie and Veronica for what they are , do you really need them to wear the Indian hat to know them better?
We switched to brown rice quite some time back , and it was all because of the "healthy" hype it was getting. But to be honest we had a tough time , adjusting to it. It always tasted so plain , and doesn't seem to go good with curry too , or we thought. But then I came across 2-3 recipes like the one I have today and this brown thing worked perfectly with it.
I always get emails asking the perfect way to cook brown rice and to tell you the truth , i haven't came across one yet. I cook it exactly like how i do parboiled rice , cook a cup of rice with 4-5 cups of hot water and then drain it when i think its cooked( almost 20-25 minutes). But the best way would be to check the back and cook according to package directions.
Recipe for Fish , Soy Bean and Brown Rice Pulao
Serves - 3-4
Total cooking time - 30-40 minutes.
Brown Rice - 1 cup
Bay leaves - 1
Cloves - 2-3
Salt to taste
Fish - 4 oz ( i used 2 medium Tilapia fillet)
Turmeric powder -1/4 tea spoon
Crushed black pepper - a large pinch
Salt to taste
Bowl - 3
Soy bean cooked- 1 cup
Baby corn sliced - 1 cup
Cucumber diced - 1/2 cup
Spring Onion sliced - 1
Green chili chopped - 1
Ginger and garlic - 1 table spoon( optional)
Juice of one lemon
Lemon zest from 1 lemon
Cilantro or parsley chopped- 2 table spoon
Light Soy sauce - 1 table spoon
Garam masala - 1/2 tea spoon ( optional)
Cook brown rice as per package directions Or Wash and soak brown rice in water for 20 minutes. Bring to boil 4-5 cups of hot water , and add salt, bay leaves and cloves. ( use any spices you like). Cook for 20-25 minutes or until it is done and drain the rice in a colander.
Meanwhile rub the cleaned fish with salt , turmeric and pepper and pan fry with lil oil , or grill (6-7 minutes each side) or bake ( 400 degrees for 35 minutes plus). remove and flake it with a fork.
Heat a little oil in a wide pan and add ginger and garlic and sweat it out for a minute or two and then add green chili and fry for a minute . Add all other ingredients in Bowl 3 except lemon zest and lemon juice and cilantro and saute for 3-4 minutes. Switch off the heat , add rice,lemon zest and juice and mix well.Slide in flaked fish , cilantro and give a quick fluff with a fork and serve warm with a raita and pickle.
Recipe Adapted from BBC good food with a lil variation
Have a Good one guys!!!