I love this meal. I make it several times a week, sometimes daily, for lunch. Each day it's a little different, based on what I need or want, but the basic structure is the same. When making this meal, allow it to be a nourishing and spiritual practice; utilize trust and draw upon your intuitive wisdom and your body's innate intelligence.
1 tbs ghee
1/2-1 tsp each: ground cardamon, coriander, cumin, fennel seed, mustard seed, turmeric
1/2 cup mung beans (you can also use lentils or chickpeas or any dry legume of your choice)
1/2 cup basmati rice (white or brown)
2 cups water
1 bay leaf
salt and black pepper to taste
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I often add saffron and star anise, sometimes cloves and cinnamon.
Sautee ghee and spices for just a few minutes. Add beans and rice. Add water. Mix. Add bay leaf. Both the rice setting and beans/chili setting work - I'm still experimenting to get it just right. Both take about 30min total.
I serve it with avocado, flax seed oil, greens, a squeeze of lemon or lime juice, sometimes with some yogurt or white sauce (2 tbs vegenaise + lime juice)
Prep time: active prep time 5min, total time 35min
Serves 2 hungry people. I use 1/3 cup when I'm making it for just me.
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