Turmeric Rice recipe to help dealing with inflammation
For anyone with food sensitivity or illness, even an autoimmune disease like me, this Turmeric Rice recipe contains tons of anti-inflammatory properties that help your gut heal.
Turmeric is a condiment with a high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory power. You can know more about it by reading this blog I posted some weeks ago. Then, let´s go to the recipe:
1 cup basmati rice or jasmine, cooked according to package
1/2 cup broccoli chopped into small pieces
2 1/4 cups water
1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil (or ghee)
1 tablespoon turmeric powder more to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
sea salt to taste, Himalayan sea salt is preferable
4 cardamom seeds 4-6, whole, dried
3/4 cup spinach chopped
raisins a handful (optional)
1 cup organic chicken cooked, chopped (optional)
Cook rice according to package.
Add the broccoli into the rice when there are about 5 minutes left of cooking.
Once the rice is done, add in all other ingredients and combine well.
This can be made in a rice cooker or on the stove, just as you would cook rice. Follow the instructions on the package for the rice. You may need to add a bit more water than what the rice package indicates.
Use brown or black rice for a lower glycemic index.
Although the black pepper facilitates absorption of the turmeric, those with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis should leave out the black pepper, because this allows the turmeric to remain within the GI system and carry out its anti-inflammatory properties where it’s needed most—in the gut.
I recommend organic ingredients when feasible.