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20th Jan


Rice that’s twice as nice!

A few posts back I shared a recipe for squash curry as a winter staple we can eat to keep us healthy.

We eat squash curry in our house about once a week and as I mentioned before, I am always trying new ways with the curry to keep it interesting.

Last night was no exception and we enjoyed the curry like it was the first time all over again.

This recipe for Indian spiced rice can be eaten alone or as a side dish and is paired well with lots of things other than curry.  I’m planning on making this again to go with broiled salmon next week.

The spices in this rice are great for helping to strengthen your digestive fire so this would be an excellent thing to eat if you were struggling with gas, bloating or other digestive issues. The cashews and oil provide a solid amount of healthy fats and protein so that this dish can be a meal in itself. The green peas are loaded with phytonutrients and provide us with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits. The forbidden rice (black rice) gets is color from anthocyanin pigments which is another key antioxidant, also found in blueberries, eggplant, grapes etc.

So as you can see this rice is twice as nice! Its delicious as well as a healing and strengthening meal.

A note to breast feeding mamas this rice is also a good meal for supporting breast milk production for those times when you feel you need a little extra support.


1 1/2 cups cooked black rice (you can make this dish with any rice you have on hand)

2 Tbl olive oil (you can also use ghee, coconut oil or sesame oil)

1 cup toasted cashews

1 package frozen organic green peas

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp black mustard seeds

1 tsp fennel seed

2 tsp sea salt

in a medium size pan heat the oil on medium heat and add the seeds. Let them cook (but careful not to burn) for about 3-4 minutes or until you hear them start to sizzle and “pop”. Next add the frozen peas and cook a couple more minutes. Then add the rice and cashews and stir in the pan with the salt for about another 3 minutes. DONE! how easy was that?!

For an added bonus try lighting a candle and taking a moment for gratitude before you dive in to the deliciousness!

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