Friday, June 19, 2009
Radish Greens Brown rice Soup With Sesame Twists. And Introducing Fruit2day ,a new way to eat fruit.
Remember this post in which I talked about ,how the switch from white to brown rice can be a little challenging for the taste buds after getting used to the fluffiness of the white rice.Thanks to my sis-in-law who suggested me to cook both white and brown rice together,to get the best of both ,fluffy and nutty at same time plus the benefit of a whole grain.Now I can eat brown rice more often than ever before.The cooking time is slightly longer than white rice,and soaking the rice for 15-20 minutes before cooking can lessen the cooking time.
Or a soup like this combined with greens and vegetables is great for including brown rice in your diet.The sesame twists makes a nice crunchy accompaniment to the soup.
Radish greens is again one of those completely edible greens which should never ever be thrown away.The nutritious soup with radish greens is off to this week's Blogger Secret Ingredient(BSI) Assignment :Greens.
Recipe :Radish Greens Brown rice Soup
1 bunch(about 3 cups) Radish greens ,washed and chopped
4-5 small red radishes or 1 medium white radish,chopped
2 medium green chillies
3/4 cup brown rice,uncooked
pinch of turmeric
1 big clove garlic,chopped
1/4 teaspoon each of coriander and cumin powder.
1 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice,freshly squeezed
3/4 teaspoon salt
Wash and soak brown rice for 30 minutes.Drain.
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil ,add salt and soaked brown rice.Cook until soft.
Meanwhile heat oil on medium heat,saute garlic until lightly brown and aromatic.Add the radish,radish greens,green chillies and rest of the spices.Cover and cook until radish is soft and cooked through.Mix in the cooked brown rice,blend the mixture to a smooth sauce with a cup of water.Simmer the soup for another minute or two.Serve warm with sesame twists.
Recipe: Sesame Twists
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 Organic egg,divide(reserve 1 teaspoon for brushing over the dough)
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
[or use 1 tablespoon butter at room temperature + 1 tablespoon of oil]
2 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Preheat Oven to 350F.
Sift flours,salt in a bowl.Add the oil ,egg and milk to make a firm dough.Knead briefly on a lightly floured work surface until smooth.
Sprinkle paprika over floured surface;roll out the dough on it to form a square slightly larger than 20cms.Trim edges neatly.
Brush dough with reserved egg mixture;Sprinkle the sesame seeds over the top.Cut the dough in half,then cut into 10-cm sticks about 1 cm wide.
Twist sticks;place on baking sheets.Lightly press the ends of the sticks down so that they do not untwist during baking.
Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp.Cool briefly on baking sheets,then serve warm.Or,cool completely and store in air tight containers for up to 5 days.
While this soup fulfills 2 of 5 daily recommended servings of fruit&Vegetables,a nourishing fruit drink like Fruit2day provides a whopping 2 serving of fruit in each bottle(6.75 ounce)!
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Mine is a fruit loving family,we love fruit any time of the day after any meal.I'm picky about fruit drinks,anything artificial or sweetened with corn syrup or fructose is not for me.Fruit2day promises a whole new way to eat or should I say "drink" the fruit.Made with real fruit bits,rich puree and splash of natural juice,the drink has made it into my family's diet.
The little chunks of fruit give you the feel of eating a fruit while drinking it too.Mr.Healthnut thought it was rich like a smoothie ,totally suitable after his workouts and my little fruit monsters slurped it to the last drop .
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