Thursday, June 19, 2014

Parsley Rice

Parsley can be used as a herb, a spice or a vegetable. It has it's own unique flavour and taste. It has many health benefits because of its healing properties. So, I tried raw and  in salads with lemon but did not like it much so cooked it with rice and what a yummy dish it came out to be!

Nutritional Information  (Approx) (per serving)
Energy  225 Calories
Fat 6 %
Carbohydrate 43 %
Dietary Fiber 17 %
Sodium 6 %
Vitamin A 17 %
Vitamin C 22 %
Calcium  1 %
Iron  12 %
Protein 12.3 Grams
Sugar 1 Grams

Raw Rice  1 cup
Onion chopped  1
Parsley chopped  2 cups
Ginger garlic paste  1 tsp
Green chillies chopped  4
Bell pepper/Capsicum chopped  (Optional) 1
Carrot chopped (Optional) 1
Water  1 &1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Lemon juice  1 tsp
Oil  2 tsps

In a long bottom pan or a cooker, heat oil and fry onion till transparent.

Add ginger garlic paste and green chillies.

Add the veggies and fry for a minute.

Add chopped parsley and give a stir.

Add salt and lemon juice and mix well.

Add water and bring it to boil.

Add Rice, give it a mix and close the lid of the pressure cooker. Take it out of the flame after 1 whistle.

If you are not using a pressure cooker, cook till the rice is soft and cooked.

Serve this yummy and aromatic rice hot.

  • Don't use jasmine rice since it changes the aroma completely.
  • I have not used garam masala or any other masala since it does not go well with the aroma of parsley. 

Baked crispy sticks (From leftover Roti dough)

I had some left over Chapathi/Roti dough last night. I thought of baking it to a crisp since it makes a healthier choice than potato crisps.

Nutritional Information  (Approx) (per serving)
Energy  130 Calories
Fat 5 %
Carbohydrate 7 %
Dietary Fiber 12 %
Sodium 8 %
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium  3 %
Iron  14 %
Protein 4 Grams
Sugar 10 Grams

Leftover Chapathi/Roti dough
Pepper powder or chilli powder

Roll the dough like it is done for roti and cut it to thin pieces.

Preheat the oven for 10 minutes.

Arrange the pieces in a baking plate lined with baking sheet.

Sprinkle salt and pepper powder and bake for 20 minutes at 120 degrees till then are crispy.

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