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Kitchari Cauliflower Rice Lentils and Vegetables

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If you don’t have kitchari, no problem, you can substitute something like a curry mixture, harissa, or herb/garlic. Perfect for cauliflower rice!

Kitchari Cauliflower Rice Lentils and Vegetables

Food is as haute couture as fashion! And, there’s always something new, sometimes trendy, out there. But, I really don’t think the creation of new rice or ‘pearls’, using vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli, is anything that’s short-lived.

For sure, cauliflower rice is here to stay. And, the best way to get this delicious vegetable in the ‘rice’ like texture is to buy it. Yes, make it easy on yourself, and pick it up in the produce department. You’ll be glad you did because it’s got a lot of versatility from soups to salads and sides.

What is Kitchari Spice?

Kitchari is basic to the Ayurvedic way of life. Composed of basmati rice and mung dal, it has as many variations as there are cooks who prepare it. A one-pot dish, kitchari originates on the Asian subcontinent and has references dating back thousands of years. The skillful use of spices and vegetables can produce balancing effects for the three bodily doshas. It has many qualities but being quick and easy to prepare makes it a popular dish for almost every lifestyle.

Kitchari Spice Mix Amazon

Now onto the ‘kitchari’ that you see in the name of this recipe. Well, this is a spice mixture that I picked up at my yoga studio, Yoga in Common. If you don’t have kitchari spice mix, no problem, you can buy it from Amazon or you can substitute something like a curry mixture, harissa, and herb/garlic, really whatever rocks your tastebuds.

Easy Kitchari

Kitchari is not only delicious, but it’s one of the few foods that provide nourishment for the body and benefit digestion due to its spice combination. This makes kitchari ideal during stress, illness, change of seasons, and it is the primary food during Ayurvedic internal cleansing. So, there you have it, the low down on kitchari. It’s worth trying, you just might feel a perk in your step! 

I have so many recipes with blueberry. How about in, thick red lentils & red peppers! I’m telling you, crazy good!

Quick Cauliflower Recipe

Kitchari is not only delicious but it’s also very healthy. But you can put cauliflower, potatoes, spinach. If you’ve ever fallen out of love with cauliflower, this dish will help rekindle that fire. Easy to digest and incredibly soothing, our inspired take on this flavorful dish can be served atop greens, grains, or roasted vegetables.

Mung Bean Sprouts Recipe

The recipe for a delicious salad with mung bean sprouts. A healthy, low-calorie, and delicious salad perfect for a light snack before your main meal. The dish is very healthy, very light, and low in calories. Perfect for any season, weather and mood! And its appetizing appearance and bright colors will add even more piquancy to the dish!

Mung Bean Recipes Healthy

Kitchari is made with mung beans, Basmati rice, seasonal vegetables, ghee, and spices. The mung beans are known for their ability to remove toxins, specifically pesticides and insecticides, from the body. Mung beans are also a great source of protein and provide a source of good carbohydrates and fiber. It’s also a great dish for those having digestive problems and recovering from illness. There are many versions of Kitchari out there from simple to more elaborate.

Nutrients in Bean Sprouts

Beans sprouts are a rich source of nutrients and beneficial plant compounds. The content of vitamins and minerals in them varies depending on the type of germinated seeds. The germination process increases nutrient levels, making the sprouts richer in protein, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, and vitamins C and K, compared to unsprouted seeds.

Here’s another recipe that you should try:

Creamy spicy cauliflower soup
Roasted cauliflower gruyere parmesan béchamel sauce
Spiced lentil sausage soup
Chorizo red lentil soup

Oh, yeah, good stuff! xoxo ~ally
cauliflower rice

cauliflower rice

Kitchari Cauliflower Rice Lentils and Vegetables

Yield: About 6 folks unless you're like me and eat it all!

If you don't have kitchari, no problem, you can substitute something like a curry mixture, harissa, or herb/garlic. Perfect for cauliflower rice!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable broth
  • 3 Tbl. ghee (clarified butter)
  • 16 oz. bag cauliflower crumbles, with carrots broccoli & onions
  • 12 oz. frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 1 ½ tsp. coarse ground pepper
  • 1 Tbl. kitchari spice mixture
  • ¼ cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 Tbl. sriracha
  • 8 oz. mung bean sprouts, fresh

Instructions

Use a medium size saucepan to prepare the lentils in vegetable broth. Turn heat to medium high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and cook for 15 to 18 minutes. When done, turn off heat and let the lentils sit. (Note: Check to see if you may need to add more vegetable broth.)

In a large cast iron skillet, put the ghee. Turn heat to medium high. Add the cauliflower crumbles, vegetables, salt, pepper, kitchari spice mixture and blend well cooking about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and cook another 7-9 minutes.

Add the lentils, sweet chili sauce and sriracha to the skillet mixture and blend well. Reduce heat to medium low, cover and cook about 5 minutes.

Turn off heat. Toss in the mung bean sprouts. Blend into the mixture. Cover and let it sit about 5 minutes. Ready to eat.

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