Brown Rice Kitchari


A staple Indian comfort food, kitchari is a highly digestible porridge or grain cereal made traditionally made with rice and lentils.  Kitchari is a staple in Ayurvedic Detox programs like Panchakarma cleanses.  I might also add, this traditional porridge has its counterpart adaptations throughout the Middle East, known as kushari in Egypt or mujadderah in Lebanon or Palestine. Good things catch on, and our ancestors knew a great deal about culinary goodness. Kitchari is an incredible breakfast staple.  To your health!

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 35-40 min
Serves: 8-10

4 cups Water
1 cup Brown Basmati Rice, rinsed
1 cup Red Lentils, rinsed
1 tbsp Black Mustard Seeds
1 tbsp Coconut Oil
1 tbsp Cumin
1 tbsp Coriander
2 tsp Turmeric
Lime Wedges
Grated Ginger

1) In a large pot, melt coconut oil over medium heat. Add mustard seeds and begin to toast in oil.
2) Add brown rice, lentils and spices and continue to toast mixture, stirring frequently, about 3-4 min.
3) Add water, bring to boil and simmer on low heat about 25-35 min until grains thoroughly cooked.
4) Serve with fresh ginger, cilantro, and lime wedges.

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