Weight Loss: Brown Rice  Recipes To Aid

Even while we cannot completely cut out a food group from our diet, we can always replace it with a healthier option. This represents the type of rice that we decide to eat. The majority of people eat white rice, which is frequently referred to as a "bad" or "empty" carb. Brown rice is thought to be more nutrient-dense than white rice. Brown rice is reportedly a good option in terms of weight management. After that, here are some brown rice recipes for your consideration. 

Brown Rice Pulao 


1 cup brown rice 

2 tbsp ghee 

½ tsp cumin seeds 

2 ½ cup water 

salt as required 

2 medium chopped onion 

½ tsp minced garlic 

5 chopped beans 

¼ cup peas 

2 medium chopped into cubes potato 

2 clove 

2 cinnamon 

garam masala powder as required 

1 medium carrot 

1 handful coriander leaves 


Brown rice should be thoroughly cleaned with water before soaking for an hour. Press the SAUTE button on an Instant Pot. Heat the ghee after adding it. Cinnamon, clove, and cumin seeds are next added; watch them crackle. When the onions are added, let them cook until golden. Add the potatoes, green beans, and green peas and sauté for one minute. Continue stirring. Add the rice to the pot after draining the water from it. Add two glasses of clean water. Stir in the salt, garam masala, and black pepper powder. Seal the lid by closing it. Twenty minutes on high pressure. Allow the pressure to naturally drop for ten minutes. Add some coriander leaves as a garnish. 

Brown Rice Khichdi 


½ cup brown rice 

1 cup moong dal 

2 tsp ghee 

1 tsp ginger-chilli paste 

1 tsp cumin seeds 

½ tsp asafoetida 

½ tsp turmeric powder 

2 cloves 

3 black peppercorns 

Handful chopped coriander leaves 


Brown rice and moong dal should be combined and soaked in water for 30 minutes. Add cumin seeds to heated oil or ghee in a pressure cooker. Allow it to crackle. Then combine the curry leaves with the grated ginger-chilli paste. Add the onion after a brief period of frying. Add all the spices after sautéing for a minute. then incorporate vegetables. Add the brown rice and moong mixture next. Water should be added to achieve the desired consistency. Add salt to taste, then cook for two whistles. Remove the cover once the pressure has subsided. Serve hot with some coriander leaves as a garnish. 

Brown Rice Dosa 


2 cups brown Rice 

1 cup Idli par boiled 

1 cup whole Urad dal 

1 tsp fenugreek seeds 

Salt as needed 


Combine brown and idli rice in water and let soak for 5 to 6 hours. Steep fenugreek seeds for four to five hours. The soaked components should be rinsed, then everything should be combined and ground into a fine paste. Put the paste in a big container and cover it with a lid. After it ferments, put it in the fridge. Once you get a pourable consistency, gradually add salt and water. Oil is poured over a hot tawa. Pour the batter onto the tawa in the centre. To make a thin crepe, spread the batter out. Flip to the other side as soon as it turns golden brown. Add a little oil. Fold and take out of tawa. Service with coconut chutney and sambar. 

Brown rice has many advantages besides helping with weight loss. It is a good source of calcium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, vitamin B1 and B6, and other nutrients that support general health. It is claimed to enhance heart health, digestion, blood sugar regulation, and healthy cholesterol levels in the body. It also preserves bone health because of the abundant calcium present.