Nourishing Fermented Rice

When we cook rice today it may not be completely digested by the body. Many of the micronutrient present in the grain may not be readily bio-available for absorption. Fermented rice provides immense health benefits:

  • providing energy for the whole day
  • the body feels less tired
  • helps with allergies and skin related problems
  • removes all types of ulcers
  • helps to maintain the youthful and radiant look of your skin
  • helps to get rid of caffeine dependency
  • the richest source of vitamin B12 for vegans provides gut healing bacteria in abundance
  • removes constipation
  • normalizes blood pressure

for 2 servings

1 cup of basmati rice (washed and strained)
2 cup of hot water
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of sugar
1 small pot of fired clay
water room temperature to cover the cooked rice

In a small pot place hot water and basmati rice with salt and sugar and bring it to a boil. Simmer it until about 4Tbs of water remains. Switch the stove off and keep the lid closed on the pot for about 15 minutes to finish cooking the rice. When the rice cools down to room temperature then place the room temperature water over the rice, just enough to cover the rice. If your stove is still warm set the rice on the burner otherwise set your stove on lowest setting to warm up the plate then turn it off the heat and place pot with rice and water in warm stove overnight. If its summer you can leave it in the sun for about 3-6 hours.

You can eat it with the water which has a lot of nutrition and good bacteria for your gut or without the water. Add yogurt of your choice for a complete breakfast. You can also use chopped cilantro, tomato and sweet onions with lime juice to accompany this dish.



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