Welcome to a New Year – Tantalising Brown Rice with Mango: a Recipe

A very belated New Year to you all dear Health food lovers!  A pilgrimage to divine India, a new grand baby girl and the loss of a dear Mother has kept me away from my keyboard these past months. The New Year brings us new blessings and inspiration with regard to our lives, especially our health. In Ayurveda, the timeless way of living and eating to bring back balance and harmony to body, mind, spirit and environment, eating high quality fresh foods and LESS is considered the formula for longevity.  So I am including this whole, high nutrient dense small breakfast for a wonderful start to the day!

Hibiscus in the back garden

A happy Hibiscus greets me at my back door and keeps alive my memories of Kauai- an shores. Lovely sitting out on my back verandah enjoying this delicious breakfast in the cool of the summer morning sun!

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Tantalising Brown Rice with Mango – A Recipe

One of my favourite breakfasts when the mangos are ripe and juicy.  Sometimes I even have it later in the day as an afternoon delight

1 cup brown rice
2 cups best quality water
6cm piece of kombu
1 ripe delicious mango
2 teaspoons ghee

Wash the rice 3 times, stirring with your hand in the same direction.  In a small pot, place rice, water and kombu.  Bring the rice to the boil.  Reduce heat to simmer and cover.  Allow approximately 40 to 50 minutes to cook.   No need to stir.

After all the water has been absorbed, take the rice off the heat and allow to sit for a few minutes, taking out the kombu, chopping it into small pieces and returning it to the rice.

Chop up a ripe mango into small pieces.  Into a serving bowl, place rice, ghee and mango and stir.

Serve into individual plates.

You will eat this till the last grain.  It’s so divine!

Serves 2 hearty breakfasts.

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