Spiced Rice with Caramelized Banana

 

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Once again this recipe has been in my book of good ways to nourish the tissues, while also being a great meal to improve Ojas and restore balance to the system. This meal consists of mainly sweet ingredients that are warming in nature and as such, will be a great addition to your weekly list of meals that we help you get through the upcoming winter. With the use of spices that also aid digestion this recipe is also nourishing to the reproductive organs. This can aided by the use of Ashwagandha (Vata) or Shatavari (Pitta) or Haritaki/Pippali (Kapha)

I understand that Berries and Banana are not a winter fruit and are cooling in nature alas these are usually still available in most supermarkets and are a great source or Antioxidants and Vitamin B.

Ingredients

1 Cup of Rice – Any Rice is good to use although Brown rice can be quite heavy

Half a cup of Berries

2 Cups of Almond Milk

Half a Banana – Over ripe is best and it caramelizes best but can be harder to slice

Handful of Mixed Nuts (Almonds/Pumpkin/Macadamia but predominantly Cashews as these are an Expectorant thus helping to remove mucus from the sinus and chest which can manifest during the change in seasons)

A pinch of powdered Cinnamon

3 Shards of Cinnamon Stick

1 Pinch of Nutmeg

1 Pinch of Cracked Pepper

4 Cloves

5 Cardamon Pods

I Tsp of Black Honey

1 Tbsp of Ghee

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Method

Steam Rice

Add Cinnamon Sticks and Cracked Pepper to Almond Milk and 1 cup of water and bring to boil for about 5 minutes.

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Add Semi Cooked Rice and Cook and reduce until the water has evaporated.

De-shell Cardamon and add both cloves and seeds to a mortar and pessel

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Add nuts and grind until relatively smooth – Add to Almond Milk

Slice Banana

Heat Ghee in a small frying pan once hot, add banana and Powdered cinnamon nutmeg – Fry until fragrant and Caramelized.

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Stir Berries through Almond Milk until just cooked

Serve in a bowl and add Banana and honey

CardamonVK- P+
Tissues – Plasma, Blood, Marrow and Nerves

ClovesVK- P+
Tissues – Plasma, Muscle, Marrow, Reproductive and Nerve – Great for the Lungs, coughs and Colds.

Cinnamon VK- P+ – Tissues –Plasma, Blood, Muscles, Marrow, Nerves. 

Nutmeg VK- P+ – Tissues – Plasma, Muscle, Marrow, Nerve and Reproductive.

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