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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
Serves 2-3
Ingredients
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

Method
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

Ingredients
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

Method
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)!
Fruit2Day ,a new way to eat fruit.

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 .

Find these sleek bottles in your grocery stores or natural food stores.Available in 4 delicious blend of fruits.With no sugar added the drink is packed with Vitamin C(antioxidant).Each bottle of Fruit2day packs has two servings of fruit and only 110 - 120 calories, depending on the flavor.Its as portable as a fruit snack can be ,carry it at work ,school or long drives,also makes a perfect thirst quencher after summer's adventures.

33 comments:

Gita said...

This is a very informative post Yasmeen...combing white rice and brown rice is a very good idea, since I too started using brown rice more frequently. Delicious and comforting soup...love the sesame twists on top :)

Simmi said...

Love the nutritious soup and the one of a kind nourishing fruit drink .

Sunshinemom said...

Tempting soup. You make it look so good too:)

Parita said...

Wow such innovative soup, love the sesame twists, will make this soon!!

Happy cook said...

I have neve rhad soup with radish, looks so delicous.
I love radishes, normally i hav ethem togehter with boursain cheese.

Pooja said...

Nutritious and delicious soup! Love the sesame twists too. And thanks for mentioning about Fruit2day. Have to check at my grocery store next time!

Jamila said...

I see you have added some hot chillies in the soup,I'll definitely need that drink to cool off the heat from the soup :D

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice info..dear...lovely soup...looks delicious

Hilliard said...

Ah! the drink is something new with really fruity bits.

5 Star Foodie said...

Your soup with radish greens sounds delicious, great recipe for BSI!

Lisa said...

Lovely and healthy soup. I did not know you could eat radish greens! Thanks for this informative post.

Poornima Nair said...

The soup's really wholesome,n looks so comforting.
I'm going to check out the drink this weekend.

Adlak's tiny world said...

sounds too delicious n tasty... yum yum yasmeen.

sangeeta said...

have been making all types of dry preparations with radish greens but the soup is completely innovative n i am sure it tastes good too....sesame twists are perfect .
fruit slush looks much more convenient than a real fruit but i still like the real whole fruit...anyway it's not available here...:D

Ann said...

Nice presentation and looks very tempting. Sesame adds little decor to this :)

Superchef said...

love those sesame twists!!

girlichef said...

Yum, this sounds delicious! I'll get it added to the post right away. Thanks for entering BSI this week :)

Jen said...

Really need a drink like that,it hot and humid over here.

Pavithra said...

Yasmeen thats really so good soup i have used the leaves for making different items but soup i have never tried ..really thats fantastic idea i love soup i will try out for sure and those s sesame sticks looks so good i too make this only difference is i add cheddar cheese and i call it as cheese sticks..and serve with soup will be posting soon. I have bookmarked the soup loved it so much..

Prathibha said...

That soup is really looking good..Never used these greens for soups...Thhose sticks look perfect and nice combo for soups

Sharmila said...

The soup sounds healthy Yasmeen and I just love those snaps of the radish. The twists sounds interesting too. :-)

Preeti Singh said...

Soup with raddish sounds great....nutritious...wonderful presentation too.

Jyoti said...

Love the soup..with the sesame twist on the top ..Great picture !

Bergamot said...

Never had a raddish soup so this is something new for me. I like brown rice so this is yet another way of using it. It looks delicious and of course healthy.

n33ma said...

Thanks for the tip for the brown rice.I'm trying to eat it but find it so bland and hard.Will try this and see if it gets any better.Healthy soup.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

An awesome soup! I love those flavors!

Cheers,

Rosa

Lisa said...

I have fallen for the nuttiness of brown rice myself dear. Oh the fruit thing is great! I love smoothies for summer and often sneak in plain yogurt for my little one. Great ideas, love you lots.

Subhie Arun said...

tempting soup yar...healthy to..grt recipe as usual..

Hari Chandana said...

OMG...Very tempting soup.. looks perfect.. nice clicks too!!!

Nick said...

Soup looks gorgeous with the sesame twists.The drink is quite a thirst quencher for summers.

Bharti said...

The soup sounds lovely Yasmeen.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow....love those twist with sesame......that drinks looks yum...

Smitha said...

First time I'm hearing of this juice brand. sounds good though. I really don't like the smell of radish and so I never buy it.But loved the twists.

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