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Brown rice pulav

Brown rice pulav

25 Jun 2019 1318 Views

Who says rice can’t be consumed if you’re trying to lose weight? Just make the healthier choice, by swapping brown rice with white. Paired with vegetables and spices, the brown rice pulao recipe I’ve given below can work as a small snack, or even a complete meal, based on your preference.

When you are planning to shed some weight or wish to control the intake of carbs, it is better to cut off the consumption of white rice and rice dishes and savour brown rice instead.

Brown rice is the unrefined version of white rice and it is enriched with fiber, protein, thiamine, calcium, potassium. It not only aids weight loss but it also perfect as a baby food. Now, you might think that brown rice won’t taste so nice. But, let me prove you wrong by sharing the recipe of Brown Rice Pulao today!

A staple that can be served for dinner or a light lunch, prepare Brown Rice Pulao whenever you are looking for a healthy meal or you might replace your craving for Pulao with it any time, any day, ladies.


  • Wash and soak brown rice for a minimum of 30-40 minutes in hot water.
  • Heat oil, then add chopped onions, ginger and saute for a few minutes or until onion turns light golden.
  • Then add all the vegetables, salt, turmeric, chilli powder and saute for a few more minutes.
  • Now add the soaked brown rice and mix well.
  • Pour 1½ -2 cups of water. Bring it to a boil then slow down the heat, cover the pan and simmer over low flame until most of the water has evaporated and rice is cooked and vegetables are tender.
  • Remove from the heat and let the pulao sit in the pan for 5 minutes. Brown rice pulao is ready to enjoy!


Brown rice – ½ cup

Onion – 1 small (chopped)

Ginger – ½ inch (finely chopped)

Vegetables – 1 cup (I have used carrot, green peas, French beans, cauliflower)

Oil – 1 tsp

Salt – as per taste

Red chilli powder – ½ tsp

Turmeric powder – a pinch

Nutritive Value

ENERGY – 210 Kcal

PROTEIN – 5gms


FATS – 6.3gms

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