Infuse this super-healthy rice dish with the distinctive flavor of saffron - the dish is high in vitamin C, too. This is a great recipe and was enjoyed by the whole family (including children aged 12 and 6). Dare I say that the cold leftovers were enjoyed even more, the next day.

Nutritional Value of Green Grams


It is a rich source of low fat protein, has a wide amino acid profile and contains no trans or saturated fats.
It has both insoluble and water soluble fibers that help maintain a healthy appetite.
Water soluble fiber helps lower LDL cholesterol and protects from cardiovascular diseases.
It digests slowly and gradually releasing sugar into the blood and helps maintain the blood sugar level.
It is said that the water in which green gram was soaked is a good medicine during cholera, measles and chicken pox.

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal493
  • fat8 g
  • saturates1 g
  • carbs61 g
  • sugars0 g
  • fibre3 g
  • protein44 g
  • salt0.6 g
SAFFRON RICE WITH GREEN GRAMS: COURTESY OF Eddy Oloo Uduny 

SAFFRON RICE WITH GREEN GRAMS (POJO) OR PEAS RECIPE

Ingredients

300 gm of Green grams (pojo) or fresh, frozen or cooked peas
3 bulb of Garlic
3 pieces of tomatoes
2 pieces of Onions
3 pieces Maggi cubes (optional)
1/2 tea spoon of curry powder
1/2 tea spoon of coriander powder
1/4 tea spoon of turmeric powder
1 table spoon of tomato paste
Salt to taste
3 cups of rice
A pinch saffron powder.
1/4 cup of cooking oil
6 cups of water

METHOD OF PREPARATION


Wash and boil the green grams in salty water until soft. In a pan fry garlic, tomatoes and onions, stir and add curry powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder, stir to mix well, then add the cubes and the tomato paste stir and add the boiled green grams, stir and add a little water or coconut milk if it’s too thick, adjust the seasoning and let it simmer.

SAFFRON RICE RECIPE METHOD

In a boiling water add saffron powder, oil and salt, and let the rice cook.

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