Healing and Balancing Spinach Kichree

Kichree or "Khichdi" is considered to facilitate spiritual growth as well as a detox food that has many nourishing benefits for all ages young, old, and everyone in between. It's so light and delicate on your system and allows the body relax similarly to when one does a fast, but without the fasting ;)

1 1/2 cups  white basmati rice ( washed, soaked for 15min and drained)
1 1/4 cups  yellow mung dal ( soaked for 15min, washed and drained)
1/2 cup of finely chopped onion
1/4 cup ghee or coconut oil
1 tbsp of fresh basmati rice
2 tsp salt
1 tsp turmeric powder
3 bay leaves or curry leaves
2 cloves
1/4 tsp of nutmeg
1/2 lb of fresh spinach (washed and finely chopped) 
3 finely chopped fresh tomatoes (seeds removed)
1 lime juiced
Fresh chopped cilantro for garnish

Directions: Heat the ghee on medium heat in a pot, add the bay leaves, grated ginger, onions, and cloves. Stir for about a 1min, then add the dal and rice stirring continuously over medium heat for about 10min, until rice is coated all over with the spices. Then add enough water so that it covers grains with 3 inches of water to spare and add the salt, turmeric, and nutmeg. Mix and bring to a boil then cover and cook over medium heat for about 30minutes, making sure there is always at least a bit water covering the grains and add water as needed. Add the chopped spinach and tomatoes and mix well. Cook the rice and dal until they are soft. Finalize with a garnish of lime juice and cilantro.