Carrot Rice

25 min cook time
25 min prep time
Lunch
Preperation Time:
25 mins
Cooking Time:
25 mins

Procedure:

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add mustard seeds; allow it to splutter. Add onions and ginger and sauté until onions are tender and golden. Add the grated carrots, sprinkle some salt and sauté the carrots until they are soft and cooked. Stir in the curry leaves, sambar powder, cardamom powder, salt and mix well.

Now, add the cooked rice into the carrot mixture and stir gently so all ingredients are combined well. Finally add in the freshly chopped coriander leaves, little more oil or ghee and stir it into the rice. Check for salt and spice and adjust to suit your taste.

Serve the Carrot Rice along with a cool raita.

 

Benefits of Carrots:

Improves vision – Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A is transformed in the retina, to rhodopsin, a purple pigment necessary for night vision.

Helps prevent cancer – Studies have shown carrots reduce the risk of lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer.

Falcarinol is a natural pesticide produced by the carrot that protects its roots from fungal diseases. Carrots are one of the only common sources of this compound.

Slows down aging – The high level of beta-carotene acts as an antioxidant to cell damage done to the body through regular metabolism. It help slows down the aging of cells.

Promotes healthier skin – Vitamin A and antioxidants protects the skin from sun damage. Deficiencies of vitamin A cause dryness to the skin, hair and nails. Vitamin A prevents premature wrinkling, acne, dry skin, pigmentation, blemishes and uneven skin tone.

Helps prevent infection – Carrots are known by herbalists to prevent infection. They can be used on cuts—shredded raw or boiled and mashed.

Promotes healthier skin (from the outside) – Carrots are used as an inexpensive and very convenient facial mask. Just mix grated carrot with a bit of honey.

Prevents heart disease – Studies show that diets high in carotenoids are associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Carrots have not only beta-carotene but also alpha-carotene and lutein.

The regular consumption of carrots also reduces cholesterol levels because the soluble fibers in carrots bind with bile acids.

Cleanses the body – Vitamin A assists the liver in flushing out the toxins from the body. It reduces the bile and fat in the liver. The fibers present in carrots help clean out the colon and hasten waste movement.

Protects teeth and gums – It’s all in the crunch! Carrots clean your teeth and mouth. They scrape off plaque and food particles just like toothbrushes or toothpaste. Carrots stimulate gums and trigger a lot of saliva, which, being alkaline, balances out the acid-forming, cavity-forming bacteria. The minerals in carrots prevent tooth damage.

Prevents stroke

This dish is: Low in saturated fat, No cholesterol, High in manganese and Very high in vitamin A.

 

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