As I had mentioned in my post a few days ago, I am posting the chakkarai pongal recipe which I had made along with the ellu sadam during Aadi peraku. The recipe for chakkarai pongal is already posted here, but the only difference is that I have used brown rice this time.
After turning into a partially ( am honestly admitting it , isn’t it?)diet conscious person sometime ago, I have always looked for healthy food options and substitutes.Thats when I learned about the health benefits of the brown rice. I have not totally turned into a brown rice eater, because its difficult to replace the white rice completely which we are so much used to since childhood. But I have gradually been using them in bisi bela bhaath, khichdi or biryani replacing the white rice.Brown rice or rice as a whole is good during weight loss as it does not contains cholesterol or the harmful fats. Its also gluten free and hence good for gluten intolerant people.
Its high in fibre and good for digestion and contain many other striking nutritional benefits. For people who are not aware , check out the benefits here .
Brown rice has to be soaked in water for sometime to soften its bran so that it gets cooked properly. Chakkarai pongal with brown rice does tastes great. I really love it texture when cooked.