Love rice but avoid it due to diet or carbohydrate issues? But this substitute will satisfy your rice cravings in the most delicious way.

Yes, it is the unmilled, unrefined and unprocessed form of white rice.

It’s the healthy gluten-free option that will help you meet all of your nutritional requirements without compromising taste and diet.

Just by removing the outer husk of the rice grain, you get this variety of rice that has a layer of bran.

In recent years, it has gained popularity and has a designated shelf spot in many kitchens. It has become a great choice for those who are concerned about health and fitness. However, cooking brown rice is a time-consuming process. And besides, people assume that being a healthy option, brown rice tastes boring.

In today’s fast-paced world where people run by the ticking clock, regular brown rice that takes 60 minutes to cook makes people skip it. Cooking quickly can help in many ways, and you can save time by just cooking in 15-20 minutes.

However, it differs slightly from Basmati brown rice in other ways as well. It is long and fluffy compared to the soft texture of regular brown rice.

Grown in the foothills of the Himalayas, it has a distinctive texture and a nutty flavor. These little long grains are lighter than regular brown rice.

Combined with your choice of favorite veggies, a dash of spices, and raitha as a side, brown rice can make a complete meal rich in protein and fiber.

The side husk and bran content in brown rice aid digestion. It gained popularity late due to its rich content of nutrients that provides the body with essential needs such as thiamine, potassium, fiber, and magnesium.

The low glycemic rate helps with weight loss and is even a healthy option for diabetics.

There are many people who find it difficult to stick with brown rice because of its versatile flavor.

Here is the delicious pulao brown rice recipe in just five easy steps, which will make you easily switch from white rice to organic basmati brown rice.

Note: Check the label and select Basmati Brown Rice based on your preference. It is the best option and retains all the nutrients in wheat.

Before continuing with the cooking part, wash it well and for a cup of rice you may need to add three cups of water.


2 cups Basmati brown

1 finely chopped onion, 1 chopped carrot

2 finely chopped bell peppers

1 spring onion to decorate

1/2 cup green peas


Take two to three green chillies, 1 dried red chilli, 1 small piece of ginger and a handful of curry leaves, basil leaf stalks and a few mint leaves. Beat them until it turns into a paste after adding a little water.


Pour 6 cups of water into a bowl, add a little salt to your liking, and add two cups of Basmati brown rice. Squeeze half a lemon and let it boil until cooked. Remove the excess water once cooked but a little firm al dente. Make sure the rice is not mushy. After straining the excess water, let the rice settle on its own.

On the other hand, take all the vegetables except the onions in a bowl and add water. Let the vegetables simmer until cooked but a little firm. Then strain the excess water.

Meanwhile, heat a nonstick skillet and add oil. Sauté the onions until they turn purplish brown.

Add two powdered cloves, 1 pinch of cinnamon, and two cardamom pods. Add the pasta and cook, stirring, for about two minutes. Add the boiled vegetables and turn off the heat. Add the rice and mix with one loose hand. Add salt to taste and lemon if necessary.

To garnish, add the lemon zest and cilantro. Serve the rice with a refreshing chutney on the plate or serve it with curd for a delicious flavor. Nutritional information:

Per serving of 100 grams

81 calories, 1.9% protein and 1.2% fat.