Our favorite meal ~ Parboiled rice with kidney beans (Vegan or Vegetarian, gluten-free)
What is Parboiled rice? Parboiled rice has GI (glycemic index) of 38 in comparison to 56 for Brown rice and 89 for white rice (with reference to 100 for sugar or white breads). Though it is 80% nutritionally similar to the brown rice. If you want #SlowCarb, food items with GI between 25 to 50, you can sacrifice some nutrition. Parboiled rice goes better with our curry. It takes 20 minutes to make a complete meal for a family of 4 including 2 kids.
- Take 2 lb packet of parboiled rice. Wash with water 2-3 times. Measure with any cup as you put rice into the rice cooker or any deep pot. Say it is 6 cups, add exactly 12 cups of water into it. In the rice cooker you don’t need to monitor. For any other pot, after putting on the burner at home, please turn off your burner in 20 minutes. For the first time, please monitor to check these timings as the water vaporizes completely.
- When parboiled rice is cooking, in the meantime, put our 16 Oz Mother’s curry into a pan and add 2 cans of kidney beans, each of 15 Oz, to the pan. Add water as per your choice of Curry. Boil it for 5-10 minutes, never more than 10 minutes. Your Rajma entrée (what we call) is ready.If you want your curry a bit sweeter and less tangy taste , use Tikka Masala curry. Its dairy cream subdues the taste of spices a bit
- Once parboiled rice is ready, pour your whole entrée into the rice pot and mix it thoroughly. Your complete meal for 4 is ready with all nutrition, vegan and vegetarian both.
For a family of 4 including 2 kids - 2 lbs of parboiled rice ($2), 2 cans of kidney beans, 15 Oz each ($2) mixed with 16 Oz of our Curry ($5) - the complete meal for lunch or dinner with requisite protein- total $9 for whole family, it is less than 2 toppings, 2 large sized pizzas in $15 for lunch or dinner.
Our option is much healthier, tastier and cheaper. Tastier is much important component as normally we want to substitute the meat options with the baked vegetables, soups or salads. And that is not working. Once people start eating whole grain, naturally they would eat less meat. Also the grain is the cheapest source of calories and the plant proteins like lentils, legumes, tofu, nutri-gget (both made from soyabean) are the cheapest source of protein. Click on View more to see more recipes, download free pdf reader~https://free-pdf-reader.en.softonic.com/