RUSTIC RICE WITH WILD LAMB'S QUARTERS & MUSHROOMS
How to Make Rustic Rice with Wild Lamb's Quarters & Mushrooms
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 45 MINUTES
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
1. Dice 1/2 of a medium yellow onion. Heat 2 cups water to a boil in a teakettle or saucepan.
2. Meanwhile, sautee diced onion in 2 tbsp ghee in large pot. When the onions turn translucent, add rice & sunflower seeds. Roast the rice and seeds until slightly browned, releasing a rich aroma into the room. Then pour in your boiling water and add salt.
Cover and reduce the heat. Let simmer until all the water is absorbed and rice is tender. This usually takes about 45 minutes.
3. In a frying pan or cast iron, sautee mushrooms in 1 tsp ghee. When the mushrooms are tender and fully cooked, add lamb's quarters. Sautee for 2 minutes and remove from heat. Add salt and pepper to taste.
4. To serve, scoop your hearty sunflower rice onto a plate. Place a serving of lamb's quarter mushrooms on top of the rice. Enjoy!
How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
Nourish, strengthen, and ground your body with the rustic and earthy flavors of brown rice, mushrooms, and wild harvested lamb's quarters. This hearty dish will satisfy and sustain you. It is excellent for flighty Vata and quick-to-act Pitta due to its stable nature and high protein content. If brown rice is too tough for delicate Vata type digestion, substitute white basmati rice. Adding extra black pepper will increase the digestive fire for Kapha.
WHAT IS RUSTIC RICE WITH WILD LAMB'S QUARTERS & MUSHROOMS?
The hearty, rich flavor of Lamb's quarters, abundant in nature and urban settings, is a perfect complement to woody, earthy mushrooms and rustic brown rice. Shitakes, oyster mushrooms, thinly sliced portabellos, and common criminis from the grocery store are all excellent choices. If you are a mushroom hunter, pick lamb's quarters while out on your foraging exhibition to enjoy a truly wild-crafted meal. Due to their abundance, Lamb's quarters are an excellent first adventure into the world of harvesting your dinner directly from the earth.
AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT
Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances.
With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you.
Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature.
By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health.
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Is Rustic Rice with Wild Lamb's Quarters & Mushrooms Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.
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ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
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The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Bitter is disagreeable and stimulates rejection. It is a strong taste often associated with black coffee, dark chocolate, and most salad greens.
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ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.
Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Rustic Rice with Wild Lamb's Quarters & Mushrooms
Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Herbs that help people suffering from anxiety or panic. They promote a state of calm and often improve sleep. Most anxiolytic herbs are also nervines.
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A tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.
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An herb that produces more blood cells in the body, or otherwise improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
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Herbs that strengthen and tone muscle tissue. Helpful for people recovering from long term illness and debility, or after a sprain.
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About the Author
John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a
healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics
His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful.
John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda
offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel,
as well as public service work in South Asia.
John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem.
His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion.
John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing.
In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots,
and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church.
Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick.
That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.
Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.