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.  It 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.  Himalayan 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 slightly 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 health conditions.” *  Himalayan red rice is not the same as red yeast rice which is associated with the same side effects as statin (high cholesterol) drugs.  Red 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.  Continue reading “Gluten Free Spicy Indian Fries”

Gluten Free Chicken Biryani (Indian Chicken with Buttery Rice)

Image: Gluten Free Indian Chicken with Buttery Rice

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”