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Low Cal Rice Recipes recipes

Last Updated : Jul 13,2018

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Tasty though rice is, you cannot have too much of it, because of the cal-scare it gives weight-watchers and diabetics! The Low-cal Rice Recipes in this section make use of substitutes like brown rice, bulgur wheat, etc., to make mouth-watering but healthy rice delicacies like Fenugreek and Mushroom Brown Rice , Bulgur Wheat and Matki Pulao , etc.

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Sprouts Pulao ( Low Cal)
Recipe# 37041
16 Nov 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Mildly spiced brown rice, to which sprouts and veggies have been added, is garnished with mint, to enhance its flavours. Sprouting pulses leads to the production of enzyme called "amylase" which helps in enhancing the process of digestion. The pulses when combined with any other cereal like rice, as ....
Barley Khichdi
Recipe# 40397
11 Nov 08

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 by Tarla Dalal
Ever thought of making a khichdi with barley? Try it once, and you will want to keep repeating this masterpiece in your kitchen. Made of barley and a horde of veggies, this tasty dish is colourful and attractive. An exotic combination of veggies gives it a nice juicy crunch, while everyday ing ....
Tarkari Khichdi
Recipe# 22155
23 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
As the name suggests, this dish brims with Tarkari (vegetables) and the nutrients that they contain. To add to the goodness of vegetables, moong dal is also a rich source of protein, folic acid and zinc. An interesting combination of health and taste makes this dish a must-try!
Masala Bhaat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat Health Recipe
Recipe# 3581
13 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This traditional Maharashtrian rice is an amazing combination of spicy flavours and mouth-watering textures. When served with low fat curds or raita , it makes a complet ....
Vegetable Biryani (1 Tsp Oil )
Recipe# 3580
26 Nov 12

by Tarla Dalal
Biryani is known to be a rich and luxurious preparation of rice and vegetables. While it traditionally contains oodles of ghee and oil, you will realise upon trying this intelligent version that the same richness can be brought out through the intensity of the spices and quantity of vegetables, with ....
Cabbage Pulao
Recipe# 5585
23 Aug 11

 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a tasty rice delicacy, which we put together especially for those who love south Indian food. The Cabbage Pulao is tempered with the traditional South Indian combination of mustard seeds and urad dal, along wi ....
Tomato Methi Rice ( Iron Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35073
18 Oct 10

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 by Tarla Dalal
Iron-laden methi greens are combined with vitamin c rich tomatoes which helps in the absorption of iron. For an additional fibre touch, i have used the unpolished brown rice which is beneficial for weight watchers, diabetics and people with high cholesterol.
Fenugreek and Mushroom Brown Rice
Recipe# 7468
12 Apr 15

by Tarla Dalal
Rice is usually a no-no for diabetics because it causes a quick rise in blood sugar levels. To counter the effect of high glycemic index white rice, replace it with high fibre brown rice and toss in some fibre-rich vegetables along with diabetic-friendly ingredients like garlic and fenugreek to crea ....
Carrot and Moong Dal Pulao
Recipe# 716
20 Sep 14

by Tarla Dalal
Perfect for hurried mornings when you want something simple yet flavourful to carry along to work, or on a tired night when you want to prepare a nutritious dinner for your family in a jiffy. With carrots and moong dal for colour, texture and good health, and assorted spices for flavour, this quick ....
Soya Pulao
Recipe# 22329
07 Jul 12

 by Tarla Dalal
The low-calorie soya delicacy is a favourite with nutritionists. Its high protein and heart- protective compounds make a healthy addition to the regular pulao.
Oats Khichdi
Recipe# 36983
23 Nov 15

 by Tarla Dalal
A garlic-infused khichdi that is sure to draw you to the table! With fibre-rich oats and protein-rich moong dal, this low-glycemic index meal is ideal for weight watchers too. Interestingly, this easy-to-make Oats Khichdi makes use of minimal ingredients, as garlic and green chillies do the flavouri ....
Green Peas and Mint Pulao
Recipe# 5295
17 Nov 10

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by Tarla Dalal
A thoughtful blend of minimal but well-matched ingredients like mint, peas and brown rice together with flavour boosters like green chillies, onions and garlic, results in a delectable Green Peas and Mint Pulao that throws you into a tizzy. Brown rice and green peas are rich in fibre, which binds an ....
Bean and Spinach Rice
Recipe# 22603
21 Jan 10

 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach pooled with kidney beans and rice delicately flavoured with cumin seeds powder. One serving will give you a nourishing supply of protein, folic acid and iron.
Tava Sprouts Pulao
Recipe# 5583
23 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
Mildly spiced rice, to which sprouts and veggies have been added, is garnished with mint, to enhance its flavours. Sprouting pulses leads to the production of enzyme called "amylase" which helps in enhancing the process of digestion. The pulses when combined with any other cereal like rice, as i hav ....
Soya Mutter Pulao ( Cooking with 1 Tsp Oil)
Recipe# 3585
26 Nov 12

 by Tarla Dalal
Pulaos are always a welcome addition to any meal. A pulao can often make a complete meal by itself. The soya chunks added to this aromatic pulao are easily available in the market and are a rich source of protein and vitamin b12 - a vitamin which is otherwise lacking in vegetarian diets.
Kabuli Chana Biryani
Recipe# 5297
17 Nov 10

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Kabuli Chana Biryani is a unique blend of rice and pulses. Saffron-tinged rice is layered with a tongue-tickling kabuli chana gravy, covered with foil, and baked for a while till the flavours meld to make an awesome one-dish meal. This dish is so delicious that you just need to serve it with ....
Palak Chana Pulao
Recipe# 22146
23 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
A medley of spices, veggies, spinach and kala chana make this Palak Chana Pulao a real tongue-tickler. Brown rice enhances the fibre content of this pulao while spinach makes it look appetizing and colourful while providing a bounty of iron. Kala chana is an ideal ingredient that boosts the nutritiv ....
Masoor Dal with Rice
Recipe# 1388
14 Jan 14

 by Tarla Dalal
The protein contained in rice and dal complement each other to give a higher quality protein which is the corner stone of our nutritious meal. Be sure not to rinse the rice more than required to remove the dirt since excess washing will result in loss of vitamins.
Chick Pea and Mint Rice
Recipe# 5586
23 Aug 11

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by Tarla Dalal
An all-rounder that contains ingredients from four cereal groups – cereals, pulses, veggies and oil, the chickpea and mint rice is a satiating one-dish meal. The brown rice and mixed veggies used in this delicious preparation provide not just nutrients but also lots of fibre, to keep cholesterol lev ....
Masala Bhaat ( Microwave Recipe )
Recipe# 671
20 Aug 10

by Tarla Dalal
Maharashtrian food can safely be called simple yet intelligent. The ingredients are usually well-chosen, and cooked in a quick yet tasty way with minimal spices. You would even find a lot of single-pot recipes. Here is such a mildly-spiced rice delicacy from the kitchens of that state. It is quite e ....
White Gravy Biryani
Recipe# 22328
07 Jul 12

 by Tarla Dalal
Caraway flavoured brown rice, layered with an assortment of colourful vegetables cooked in a subtly spiced gravy, the White Gravy Biryani is a mouth-watering and sumptuous dish – almost a one-pot meal! It has lots of garlic and ginger, which help to counterbalance the effects of sodium and make this ....
Bulgur Wheat and Matki Pulao
Recipe# 3505
20 Aug 11

by Tarla Dalal
This sumptuous and simple dish is enlivened with the addition of vegetables and sprouts. Sprouting not only enhances the nutritive value of foods but also makes them easier to digest. It is really easy to make sprouts at home - simply soak the matki in water for 6 to 8 hours and then wrap them i ....
Moong Sprouts, Tomato and Spinach Rice
Recipe# 33004
23 Nov 15

 by Tarla Dalal
An all-time favourite with South Indians, Tomato Rice is a spicy and tangy rice preparation that is ideal to pack in lunch boxes! An exciting modification of the traditional recipe, the Moong Sprouts, Tomato and Spinach Rice is made with minimal oil to prevent excess fats. Brown rice, moong sprouts ....
Brown Rice ( Zero Oil Dal Chawal Recipe)
Recipe# 22529
23 Mar 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
You can substitute white rice with brown rice while making delicious pulaos and biryanis, to benefit from its added nutrient and fibre content. Here is how you can cook brown rice on an open flame. While pressure cooking is a bit faster, cooking on an open flame gives you greater control over the te ....
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