I eat white rice, even though I know it doesn't have as much nutrients as other plants and meat, because I enjoy it, it is convenient to make in batches, and is another source of starches. I just don't eat it every day and have learned to eat a smaller portions that seems to work for my body.
At one point, I use to not be able to eat rice without feeling ill, so I understand if this recipe may not appeal to you. If you have blood sugar issues, please be mindful of your portion size and eat it with other foods that contain protein. And make sure to add vinegar to it.
For additional nutrients and flavor, I added bone broth. I also suggest using vinegar or lemon juice after cooking this rice dish so that your postprandial blood sugar levels will not rise if that is a concern for you.
1 cup of rinsed white basmati rice (rice is washed until water is clear to remove synthetic folate)
1 cup of bone broth (1.5 if on stove top); if you don’t have bone broth use water.
2 t of turmeric (I like to use a lot… feel free to use less)
1.5 t of sea salt (experiment with the amount that works for you)
2 T of olive oil
4 T of ACV or freshly squeezed lemon juice
Add rice, bone broth, turmeric, sea salt, and olive oil to pressure cooker..
On a stove top pressure cooker, cook for 11 even minutes at medium heat. The pressure can be between medium and high. You will want to make sure the rice cooks for at least 3 minutes between medium and high heat on a stovetop pressure cooker.
If you have an instant pot, use the steam rice setting.
If you are using a medium sized pot on a stove top, cook the rice at high heat until the water starts to boil. You also may need to add more water than a pressure cooker, so ratios will be more like 1 cup rice for every 1.5 cups of water. Then cook the rice for another 5-8 minutes at low heat. The rice should have fully soaked up the water. Cook for longer if not. Watch the pot on the stove to make sure the rice doesn’t dry up, spill over, or burn.
Turn the heat off after the recommended time and let the rice sit for another 5 minutes with cover on.
Uncover the pot.
Add acid (lemon or ACV) to rice and mix. Feel free to add more acid to this dish. The ACV or lemon juice will bring on the flavors in the rice.
On another notes, the carbs, salt, acid, and fat, makes this a highly palatable dish. If you have a tendency to overeat these types of food, make sure to eat this rice dish as the last item on your plate or with your veggies after eating your protein. You can store the leftovers, share them, or get rid of them, so you don't eat beyond what works for you.
Some toppings to add if you want more flavors
- Green onions lightly tossed in some warmed olive oil
- Meat (my favorite is lamb with this type of rice)
- Roasted Veggies
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