Mixed Sprouts Pulao
- 3/4 cup Mixed sprouts
- 1/2 cup Brown or Basmati rice, washed and soaked in water for 20 minutes
- 1/2 Onion, finely sliced
- 1 Green chilli, slit lengthwise
- 1 tablespoon Coriander leaves, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon Mint leaves, finely chopped
- Salt, to taste
Ingredients For Tempering
- 1 tablespoon Oil
- 1 inch piece Cinnamon
- 1 Cardamom pod, crushed
- 1 Clove
- 1 Bay leaf, coarsely crushed
- 1 Red chilli, broken into two pieces
|Serving Size||1 Serving||Carbohydrates||164.5g55%|
|Per Serving% Daily Value*||Calories 1072||Dietary Fiber||48.8g195%|
|Calories from Fat||237||Sugars||5.3g|
|Saturated Fat||7.8g39%||Vitamin A||12%|
|Cholesterol||22mg7%||· Vitamin C||19%|
|Serving Size||1 Serving|
|Per Serving% Daily Value*||Calories 1072|
|Calories from Fat||237|
|· Vitamin C||19%|
- Drain the rice and keep aside.
- Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add all the ingredients listed under ‘Ingredients For Tempering’.
- Into this, add sliced onion, slit green chilli and fry until onion turns transparent. Add sprouts and fry for a minute. Now add rice and fry for a minute. Add enough water and adequate salt and cook covered until done.
- Garnish with coriander and mint leaves and serve hot with a cool raita.
Sprouts have always been a popular nutritional food for many diet conscious people around the globe. They contain fewer calories compared to other snacks and are excellent sources of vitamin K, C, fiber, and other essential minerals. Most of us are always sceptical about sprouts, as we still have no exact idea about the good and bad effects of sprouts. Recent surveys say that Sprouts have essential therapeutic benefits and have the ability to protect us from diseases. Sprouting is a process of germinating seeds which can be consumed either cooked or raw. There are various types of sprouts such as moong beans, alfalfa beans, soya beans, chickpea, fenugreek seeds, radish, etc. and all these are mainly used in fresh salads, soups, sandwiches and rice preparations.
Health Benefits of Eating Sprouts:
A healthy diet plan is incomplete without the inclusion of sprouts into it. As sprouts are nutrient-dense, they provide various health benefits:
Sprouts, one of the best foods if you are looking for weight loss, as it has fewer calories which help to keep your weight under control. It is an important component of healthy eating habits.
Try to include a limited portion of sprouts in your regular diet, as it has a good amount of protein and other nutrients.
Controlling hypertension is one of the most effective health benefits of sprouts and must be included in the high blood pressure diet chart. Most of the heart and blood pressure problems are due to excess intake of sodium. Eating sprouts will regulate blood pressure levels, as sprouts are free from sodium which helps our body to reduce high blood pressure, hypertension and other heart related problems.
Sprouts are the perfect plant based food which can help us to reduce our blood cholesterol levels, which in turn reduces heart strokes and other heart issues.
Sprouts increase the activity of hydrolytic enzymes and also regulates our blood sugar level to provide the required nutrients throughout the body.
Eating raw sprouts will increase our digestion power and can flush out the impurities and detoxifies our blood.
Maintenance of healthy and beautiful skin is one of the beauty benefits of eating sprouts on a daily basis.
This dish is: Very low in cholesterol, Low in sugar, High in dietary fiber, High in manganese and High in thiamin.