Powerful Side: Protein Packed Brown Rice With 23g

 

Rice is not usually known for being protein packed, but it can be. This rice recipe has plenty of protein and fiber coming in at 23 g of protein and 15 g of fiber for the whole pot.

I used Tru Roots Sprouted Bean & Lentil Medley which has a combination of organic sprouted mung beans, sprouted green lentils and sprouted adzuki beans. 1/4 cup dry has 11g of protein and 9g of fiber. If you can’t find the Tru Roots medley at your local grocery stores, you can create your own medley mix using the same or similar dry ingredients that are usually found in the bulk food section.

Brown Jasmine rice has 4 g of protein and 2 g fiber for every 1/4 cup dry. For a little more protein, use organic wild rice which has 6 g of protein and 3 g of fiber per 1/4 cup dry.

Ingredients (4-5 servings):

  • 1/4 cup dry sprouted mixed lentils
  • 3/4 cup dry brown Jasmine rice
  • 1 pinch of Pink Himalayan salt, or sea salt
  • 2 cups water

On the stove top, put lentils and rice in a pot with water and salt. Bring water to a boil. Put cover on pot and lower temperature to low simmer. Cook for 40-45 minutes.

Remove pot from heat. Keep lid on, and let rice steam for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

You can also use a rice cooker. Use the same ingredients.

 

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