This is a perfect dish for those weekdays you want something that is easy and quick to make, healthy and obviously tasty too. It is also great for the kids to carry for lunch to school.
Celery is rich in antioxidants which makes it easier for the body to fight inflammation, maintain blood pressure and It is low in calories and high in fibre, vitamins and minerals. I also like its versatility. The stalks are great raw, in a juice, in soup, in stews and the leaves can be used to garnish the soups or blended up and added to the dish. Even drinks; do you prefer a Bloody Mary to a Fiery Mule or a Bloody Caesar? They all use celery.
It has also been purported to boost some male pheromones but hey, lets just focus on the food here...
Did you know celery is one of the amazing vegetables that still retains its nutrients when cooked? Which makes it amazing to add on to stews, soups and rice like we have done here.
For this simple celery rice, you will need:-
- 1 cup of basmati rice ( cleaned, soaked and drained)
- I small bunch of celery (cleaned and stalks chopped, Set the leaves aside)
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 2 tbsp already deep fried onions (birista)
- I tsp ghee
- Salt and pepper to taste.
Each spoonful of this rice is a delight. It has the right colour, flavour, texture and nutritional benefit to hold up on its own as a main dish. It is perfect for a packed lunch for the kids on its own ,or with a salad on the side.
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