Baked Basmati Rice
Have you ever had baked basmati rice? Oh, it’s so yummy, nourishing, simple to make and fool proof – especially if you want to make a large serving. Basmati rice is lighter than other grains, not sticky, making it great for the kapha dosha. It’s the lowest on the glycemic index making this diabetes diet friendly. It’s great to relieve vata of constipation, it lowers blood pressure, builds ojas, is a sattvic food, easy to digest, nourishing to all tissues of the body, ayurveda would consider this important for fertility and can be eaten for breakfast or as a sweet treat.
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Melt 1/4 cup of ghee in a saucepan. Add 1 cup of white basmati rice and sauté over low heat for 2 minutes, allowing the rice to soak up the ghee. Add 2 1/4 cups of water to the rice, 1/2 tsp of salt and bring to a boil.
Meanwhile, grease a 1-quart baking dish with ghee. Once the water comes to a boil turn it off and pour into your baking dish.
Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.