By Angela Glaz
500 Hour E-RYT and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor
Prep Time: 10-15minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
1 cup white basmati rice
1.5 cups water
1 tablespoon coconut oil (or oil of choice)
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tablespoon ginger
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
½ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
¼ cup pine nuts
Sea Salt, to taste
Ground black pepper, to taste
Add all ingredients for the rice except for the dried cranberries to a small pot, cover, and bring to a full boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, covered, until rice has absorbed all liquid (about 15 minutes).
A few minutes before rice is finished cooking, stir the dried cranberries into the rice - this allows them to plump up and lends more flavor to the rice. Re-place the cover and continue to cook.
Serve with fresh cilantro and pine nuts.
Basmati Rice: One of the easiest grains for the body to digest.
Ginger: Aids in digestion.
Garlic: Aids in digestion and can help reduce the symptoms of colds, which is one of the most common kapha imbalances.
Turmeric: Contains curcumin, which helps reduce inflammation and oxidation, which play a role in heart disease as well.
Dried Cranberries: The dry and light qualities of dried cranberries helps balance the heavy and moist qualities of kapha.
Cilantro: Supports heart health and blood sugar levels.
Lemon Juice: While lemon juice may seem more acidic in nature, both lemons and limes are alkaline, which means they are good for helping maintain healthy digestion for all of the doshas.
Pine Nuts: Can help suppress appetite and boost energy levels.
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