Turmeric Rice has a nice spicy taste and some amazing health benefits. I recently made it for dinner using brown rice and served it with some roasted broccoli and mixed salad. It was a delicious, tasty meal.
By looking at Turmeric root, you may surmise how closely it resembles ginger. These two spices are indeed related. Turmeric is such a powerhouse spice. It has so many important health benefits such as the potential to prevent diseases such as cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant making it so helpful with improving the symptoms of arthritis and depression.
Turmeric is fat-soluble which means it dissolves in fat. In order to facilitate absorption so that we may enjoy all of the health benefits of turmeric, it needs to be consumed with some fat. The active component in turmeric, curcumin, has difficulty moving past the stomach, through the small intestine, and into the bloodstream without fat. If it doesn’t get into the bloodstream, then its greatest benefits are not available for absorption.
Another way to ensure that you are making turmeric bioavailable is to eat it with some black pepper. Black pepper contains piperine, which will aid the curcumin in turmeric to pass through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream. Research shows that absorption of curcumin is increased by about 2,000% when consumed with piperine. This article outlines how to benefit from some of the health enhancements you can gain by consuming Turmeric.
Ingredients Needed to Make Turmeric Rice
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 cup diced onion
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup brown rice or jasmine rice
1 scallion, sliced
How to Prepare Turmeric Rice
Add olive oil to a pan over medium heat and heat slightly
Add the onion and cook until tender
Add turmeric and curry and stir until evenly distributed for
Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil
Add brown rice and reduce heat to a simmer
Cover the pot and cook for about 25 minutes or until the broth has been absorbed
Stir a occasionally while the rice is cooking
Sprinkle scallion slices over finished Turmeric Rice
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