Himalayan Red Rice Recipe

Himalayan Red Rice and White Rice

This Himalayan red rice recipe is great with added heat, such as gluten-free hot sauce or gluten free chipotle sauce. ┬áIt is almost reminds me of red beans and white rice, with a slight nutty flavor. However, I would definitely use red rice alone in soup for added protein and fiber. ┬áHimalayan red rice is formally known as Bhutanese red rice, but because it is grown in the Himalayan Mountains most people refer to it as Himalayan red rice. It is┬áslightly sticky after cooking and contains more bran than brown rice. It is “rich in B vitamins, iron and calcium. The reddish color of red rice is due to an antioxidant called anthocyanin, which is currently being studied in relation to the alleviation of chronic┬áhealth conditions.” * ┬áHimalayan red rice is not the same as red yeast rice which is associated with the same side effects as statin (high cholesterol) drugs. ┬áRed yeast rice is fermented and Himalayan red rice is not. Continue reading “Himalayan Red Rice Recipe”

Gluten Free Spicy Indian Fries

I have been on a spicy food kick lately. Can’t explain it, but these gluten free french fries hit the spot! I have been really enjoying experimenting with cultural food. I never thought I would ever eat spicy fries, but I loved these! This gluten free recipe was inspired by a recipe in Food and Wine magazine, and is naturally gluten-free. You can adjust the oil or use an oil of your liking. You can also adjust the heat of the spices.┬á Continue reading “Gluten Free Spicy Indian Fries”

Gluten Free Chicken Biryani (Indian Chicken with Buttery Rice)

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This version of chicken biryani (Indian chicken recipe), is made with ingredients that you can find at your local grocery store and is a naturally gluten free recipe. I used to work near a restaurant that had the best Indian food ever. I miss their butter chicken, but cannot find a recipe which can even come close. I must say that this recipe is not butter chicken, however, it is buttery and I like it almost as much. It takes quite a bit of time to make, but the rice can be made in advance which is very convenient, especially if you are having guests. Enjoy this treat. I sure did! Continue reading “Gluten Free Chicken Biryani (Indian Chicken with Buttery Rice)”

Gluten Free Low Fat Chicken Salad, Indian Style

Image: Low Fat Gluten Free Chicken Salad

Dr. Oz recently shared a canned salmon salad recipe on his show. I do not eat salmon, but adapted his recipe to my liking and around my food allergies, used canned chicken breast instead; and added the mixture to my gluten-free bread roll. I love Indian food and the turmeric was a refreshing touch! If you like Indian food you will most likely enjoy this recipe. It contains Greek yogurt versus mayonnaise, making it a healthier choice, yet a real treat! Continue reading “Gluten Free Low Fat Chicken Salad, Indian Style”