See ghee rice recipe. When you want the focus to be on the subzi, then this is the best choice for your Main Course .
Soothing yet flavourful, the Ghee Rice combines beautifully with elaborate Subzis / Curries and Dals / Kadhis enhancing their appeal and giving them the attention they deserve.
However, the best part about Ghee Rice is that it tastes just as wonderful with a simple dal or everyday subzi so you can prepare it on any hurried day too.
No, this is not healthy. Let's see why.
Let's understand the Ingredients.
1. Onions (pyaz, kanda) : Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin which promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart, diabetics. Read the benefits of onions.
What's the problem?
1. Rice : Here are the pros for rice. Rice is a great source of complex carbohydrates, which is an important source of energy for our body. Rice is low in fibre and therefore a good option for people suffering from diarrhoea. What's not good in rice. Foods like rice are high in Glycemic index are not suitable for weight loss, heart patients, diabetics as they affect the blood sugar control levels. See details of is white rice and parboiled rice good for you?
2. Ghee : We have used 1/4 cup ghee which is very high fat levels and small amouts consumed are healthy. Ghee is packed with Conjugated Linoleic acid (CLA) which has a lot of health benefits. Ghee is also loaded with butyrate which has proven to improve gut health.
Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have ghee rice ?
No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. We have used rice + lots of ghee which does not work well for those who have health issues.
We suggest the following khichdi options : buckwheat moong and vegetable khichdi, vitamin khichdi, fada ni khichdi, bohri khichdi and buckwheat and sprouts khichdi. Note that these khichdi recipes have ZERO rice used in them and are diabetic, heart friendly.
Can healthy individuals have ghee rice ?
No, far too much rice used and high on carbs. If you want to have this then have some protein and fibre with this rice. Use low fat curds.