How to Make Saffron Rice with Rose Petals
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 30 MINUTES
1. To prepare saffron: Grind saffron in a mortar and pestle. Add a few drops of water and continue grinding until completely mashed. Then soak in two tbsp water for 10 minutes.
How Can Saffron Rice with Rose Petals Make You Feel Great?
Perfection, If You Please...Elegant rose petals are cooling and soothing, subtly inviting firey pitta passions to settle into a gentle simmer. Their beauty is pleasing to the eye, nose and tastebuds, pleasing pitta spiritually and emotionally. Easy to jump to judgement, fire constitutions can't help but be softened by the perfection of a rose. In fact, there is no better way to have a pitta person fall in love with you than to prepare this dish, set it in front of them, step back and watch the magic happen.
Soothes Delicate NervesSaffron Rice with Rose Petals is a tonic for the jumpy, anxious and worry-stricken. Even before the meal is over, your worries will have melted away. Your nervous mind will soothed by nourishing ghee, and sensations of fatigue lifted by gently strengthening almonds. Aromatic spices of cardamom and cinnamon will warm your heart while saffron and rose open your imagination and inspiration.
The Art of Cooking GrainsCooking grains is an art. Always add oil, aromatic spices and a pinch of salt to bring out the sweet depth of nourishing whole grains. Every element a meal should be delicious enough to stand on it's own. Our grain dishes are no exception! Although they are often a side dish and not the feature, Saffron Rice with Rose Petals is sure to surprise you with it's depth and delicate character.
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Saffron Rice with Rose Petals Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Bone & Joint:
BONE-TONICAn herb that strengthens the bones and joints.
Energy Vitality Strength:
STIMULATES-ENERGYThis category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
TONICA tonic herb strengthens tissue, often restoring healthy function. Tonics usually target a specific organ, tissue, or system ie: brain, muscle or respiratory tonic.
Heart & Circulation:
CALMS-HEARTAn herb that literally calms the heart. These herbs are helpful in the treatment of anxiety, sadness, depression, or other emotional imbalances in the heart. Related to the Chinese Herbal Category 'calms spirit.'
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
Liver & Gall Bladder:
LIVOTONICAn herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias.
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
GROUNDINGEncourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth.
BRAIN-TONICAn herb that strengthens the brain, thereby improves either mental function, stamina, or stability.
NERVINEHerbs that specifically go to the nervous system and brain. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer?s, even chronic pain.
APHRODISIACHerbs that increase sexual arousal through various actions including increased circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or tonics that strengthen glandular health.
PROMOTES-VIRILITYEncourages virility and potency.
BUILDS-SEMENHerbs that increase the production of semen, often by rebuilding fluids in general.
GALACTAGOGUEIncreases production of breast milk.
EMMENOGOGUEHerbs which stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus. They are used to increase scanty menstruation, relieve menstrual pain, and other functions.
MUSCLE-RELAXANTHerbs that relax muscles. Helpful for chronic pain or tension as well as healing from physical trauma.
MUSCLE-TONICHerbs that strengthen and tone muscle tissue. Helpful for people recovering from long term illness and debility, or after a sprain.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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