27 Oct 2015

Brown Rice Bisisbelabath | Easy Brown Rice Recipes

As I had mentioned in my Brown Rice Pongal post, I found it quite difficult to cook brown rice. It took a few attempts to judge the rice to water ratio. Until I figured that out, I decided to make some easy recipes that are quite forgiving with the water added. So I made plenty of brown rice pongal, brown rice curd rice and this bisbelabath.
This is such a healthy dish and with all the vegetables added, it makes for a filling dish too. My husband and me enjoyed having this bisibelabath. I love bisibelabath and I have started making it with millets too. Check out this varagu arisi bisibelabath.

Brown Rice Bisibelabath

Preparation time 15 mins | Cooking time 25 mins | Serves 2-3

  • Brown Rice - 1 cup
  • Toor dal - 1/2 cup
  • Onion - 1 large
  • Vegetables - 2 cups
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Bisibelabath powder - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Tamarind water - 1/4 cup
  • Water - 4 cups
  • Coriander leaves - few chopped
To Temper
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 3/4 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Green chilli - 2
Brown Rice Bisibelabath

1. Wash and soak the brown rice and toor dal for atleast 1 hour. Chop all the vegetables you will be using and set aside.

2. In a pressure cooker, heat oil. Then add the mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chilli.
3. When the mustard seeds splutter, add the chopped onions and some salt. Sauté until the onions turn translucent.

4. Add the ginger garlic paste and sauté until the raw smell leaves.
5. Add the bisibelabath powder and turmeric powder. Mix in.

6. Add the chopped vegetables and mix with the masala. Add the tamarind water.
7. Add 4 cups of water and check for salt.
8. Drain the brown rice and add it to the cooker. Add some chopped coriander leaves and mix well.

9. Pressure cook for 4-5 whistles or until done.
10. Open and mix well and serve hot.

You can have the bisisbelabath with chips or curd or boondi raita.

1. Use tomatoes if you prefer to add it.
2. Use any vegetable of your choice. I have used radish, brinjal, beans, broad beans and potato.
3. Adjust the water according to the brand of brown rice you have. 
4. My ginger garlic paste is green since I had just made some ginger garlic paste with mint and coriander. Used the left over paste for this recipe :)

Until next time,

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  1. The flavours - spot-on for our taste. And rice you know right? I am the biggest fan.

  2. nice idea to eat brown rice...love d step wise pics,,...

  3. Yes... brown rice is a little difficult to judge! this looks so delicioius...

  4. Looks delicious!!! Sounds so healthy with brown rice!!!

  5. loved this brown rice bisibelabath...looks so yumm

  6. Healthy and delicious ....... :)


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