How to Make Wild Rice with Cranberry & Almonds
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 45 MINUTES
1. Bring rice with 1.5c of water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for ten minutes.
How Can Wild Rice with Cranberry & Almonds Make You Feel Great?
Lighten Your LoadWild rice is high in protein and fiber. It's "filling" quality encourages you to eat healthy portions. Like brown rice, wild rice is more difficult to digest than white rice because it is a whole grain containing bran. This bran, however, is helpful in weight-loss thanks to its high fiber content and scraping qualities. It also requires more energy for digestion, so that your meal can actually help you lose weight while feeling satisfied. Wild rice can be a challenge to digest for some Vata types with limited enzymes- for those with weak digestion, substitute basmati rice.
Additionally, rosemary is a diaphoretic (it makes you sweat) which encourages healthy elimination of toxins and fat reduction. It stimulates the central nervous system, giving you a sense of "get up and go" when you feel sluggish.
Warm Your DigestionRosemary and cranberry stimulate your taste buds and your digestion- their pungent and sour tastes heat up your digestive fire. Heating, stimulating rosemary encourages slow digestion to take a turn for the hot and firey. Cranberries give the sour taste that encourages secretion of digestive juices, so that your digestion is efficient and metabolism strengthens.
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 Wild Rice with Cranberry & Almonds 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.
STOMACHICAn herb that increases appetite or settles a nauseas or nervous stomach. These generally increase the digestive fire, therefore relieving symptoms of sluggish or difficult digestion.
Energy Vitality Strength:
Heart & Circulation:
VASODILATORA vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.
EMMENOGOGUEHerbs which stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus. They are used to increase scanty menstruation, relieve menstrual pain, and other functions.
Are you struggling with your health?Learn how to feel your best by balancing your diet in just a week.
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.
View Other Recipes for
This recipe is recommended for Autumn-Winter. Check out these other Autumn-Winter recipes here.