Good for health Green Basmati Rice

Basmati rice stands out for being longer, a quality that is even more pronounced when cooked. In addition, it is available in two modalities: white and brown.

Green basmati rice is a very easy and quick vegan recipe that you can use to complement other dishes or simply serve as a meal for lunch or dinner for summer days.

With steamed vegetables that preserve all the nutritional qualities of the food

Ingredients

cooked basmati rice
Broccoli
fresh peas
Pumpkin
courgette
Ginger
Shrimp (in case of vegan option, remove)
nutmeg q.b
1/2 onion
Olive oil

Preparation

Steam the broccoli, courgette peas and pumpkin into squares.

Tip: How to steam vegetables easily,

A very simple way to steam vegetables, and after breaking the vegetables, place in a glass container with 2 tablespoons of water, cover with cling film and microwave for 3 minutes.

You will have cooked vegetables, al dente but preserving all their nutritional qualities in a quick and easy way.

After steaming the vegetables. Saute half an onion with a drizzle of olive oil and add the prawns and, after cooking, the steamed vegetables.

Add grated ginger and nutmeg and pepper, which will add intensity to the rice. Drizzle with a drizzle of olive oil, mix everything and serve.

basmati rice

Rice is a food composed mainly of carbohydrates. And the rule says that the integral version of the products in which this macronutrient is predominant is always the best, because it is more nutritious and leaves us without hunger for longer.

But there are several types of rice, what are the differences?

We have white rice, which can be carolino, needle or basmati, wholegrain, red.

Brown rice or basmati?

The biggest difference between white rice and brown rice is essentially the difference in fiber, in the glyceric index and in its preparation, that is, the cooking time. Being brown rice, it takes longer to cook, and doesn’t have a very appealing flavor. But it is referenced as one of the healthiest.

But although brown rice is more nutritious “since only the husk is removed and not polished, preserving the skin that surrounds the germ where the fibers are present”, basmati rice is “also quite rich in fiber”.

Basmati has a lower glycemic index, inhibiting constant glycemic [sugar] spikes and preventing hunger spikes. In other words, it makes us feel fuller and we don’t feel the need to eat all the time.

There are 120 calories in 100 grams of basmati rice, of which 85% are carbohydrates. In 100 grams of brown rice, there are 110 calories, of which 86% are carbohydrates. On the other hand, brown rice has only 2.32 grams of protein per 100 grams, while basmati has 3.52.

In short: basmati rice can be, at the same time, tasty, quick to cook, always fluffy and, even so, being rich in fiber and having a low glycemic index, which is the main characteristic that makes wholegrain products healthier.

green basmati rice

Tip

You can opt for other vegetables, such as roasted eggplant, spinach, beans, carrots…

Enjoy your meal!..