This is a good breakfast porridge for pitta and vata imbalance. It slightly increases kapha if it is eaten in large quantity because it absorbs large quantities of water. Quinoa can be substituted for rice, which is a better choice for kapha dosha.
- 1 cup white basmati rice
- ½ tablespoon ghee, coconut, or sesame oil (coconut or ghee is best for pitta)
- 1 pinch of cumin seeds
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 2 cups of hot water
Wash rice thoroughly. Heat the ghee or oil over medium heat and sauté the cumin seeds for a few moments until the aroma starts to come out. Add the rice and mix well. Add the salt and hot water. Bring all this to a boil and boil for 2–3 minutes. Turn down the heat to very low and cover. For stickier rice leave the lid ajar, for drier rice keep the lid on tight. Cook until the rice is tender—about 15–20 minutes.
Remember that your food will absorb the energy of your mindset and state of being while cooking, so you can assist your healing process by bringing good intentions and a sense of presence to your kitchen.