High Protein Rice, Pulao & Biryani recipes
Need for Protein in our Body?
Protein plays a very crucial role in our body. They are known as the building blocks of the body. They are involved in almost all the functions of the body, which are linked to growth and managing wear and tear of body cells. You will be surprised to know that each and every cell and enzyme, linked to any body function, is made up of protein. Our bones also need a strong of protein to support our body. Thus a constant supply of protein is very much essential.
Source of Protein
While it is generally acknowledged that non-vegetarian foods are the richest source of protein, there is no reason for vegetarians to worry, as there are a number of vegetarian foods like dairy foods, nuts, pulses, sprouts and a few cereals which are brimming with protein. You merely need to learn the art of cooking healthy with these ingredients and include them in enough quantities to make up for your daily protein needs. An adult man needs approximately 60 g of protein and an adult woman needs 55 g of protein per day, while a pregnant women needs 23 g of additional protein to meet the requirement of the growing fetus. Find out about Sources of Protein in detail.
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki
High Protein Khichdi
Rice dishes are a meal by itself to many. This section comprises of high protein khichdi, most of which include a combination of a cereal with a pulse or a dal or addition of protein rich paneer to it. A horde of veggies have also been accommodated in these recipes to not miss out on important antioxidants which help our body form a strong immune system. Bajra Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi and Tarkari Khichdi are a few examples to support it.
Of course, not to forget sprouts. They are not only easier to digest but also one of the good source of protein. Try your hand at a khichdi using sprouts like Buckwheat and Sprouts Khichdi. Cooked with basic spices and tempered with aromatic, flavorful ingredients like cumin seeds, cloves, black peppercorn and asafoetida, it’s a perfect one dish meal for dinner. With 207 calories, 10.5 g of protein and 4.4 g of fiber, this traditional Indian meal can help you enhance your protein intake.
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Some cereals like jowar and bajra also abound in protein. You will be amazed to know that a serving of Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi yields around 7.3 g of protein. Apart from protein, this khichdi is a way adding a whole lot of antioxidants and fiber by way of veggies.
High Protein Pulao / Biryani
In any meal, main course are the most filling and important part of the meal. And the portion size of the main course is also more as compared to other course of the meal. So it would be a wise idea to gain some protein by way of pulaos and biryanis too.
Leave behind the plain rice and go in for a combo of rice with a pulse or dal to make up for your day’s requirement of protein. You can go in for Matki Pulao made using white rice. Alternatively replace the white rice with brown rice and go a step ahead in cooking healthy meals. Masoor Biryani and Kabuli Chana Biryani are classic examples of using brown rice. So next time you have an occasion, serve elegant nutritious protein rich rice delicacies.
Kabuli Chana Biryani
Apart from being protein rich, most of the recipes in this section have been cooked with limited quantity of fat and the spice level has been adjusted accordingly to suit ones palate.
A bowl of curd pairs well with most the recipes in this section. While transforming a khichdi or pulao into a one dish meals, it adds an additional dose of protein as well.
How To Make Curd Or Dahi At Home
A cup of curd gives 8.7 g of protein which is more than 10% of your RDA (Recommended Daily allowance) for protein. Here’s How To Make Curd Or Dahi At Home recipe with step by step photos.
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