March 7, 2011

WWC - Brown Rice for Dinner Roundup

Last month - a challenge was thrown at all of you to cook with brown rice and you all DID IT. :-). Every conceivable dish that is usually done with *white rice* - from our beloved dosas to idlis to adais to pulihoras is a part of this roundup - ofcourse made with brown rice.

A Big Thank You to one & all who participated in this event and to dear Sanjeeta for giving me this opportunity to guest host WWC for the month of February.

Below are all the entries I received listed in no particular order. I have tried my best to include them all but if in any case I missed an entry, please leave a comment, I will add it right away. :-)

1. For me, Adais are great as they are an instant version of our regular dosa and doesn't require any fermentation. Priya of "Priya's Eash N Tasty Recipes" sent us a yummy Tomato,Wheat Rava & Brown Rice Adai.  (Follow her blog on FB here)

2. Next up is Mythreyi of "Yum! Yum! Yum!" and her Black Bean Brown Rice patties. All I need is - two burger buns, some lettuce and mayo for a perfect burger made :-) (Follow her on FB here)

3. I think there is nothing to beat a bowl of warm oven-roasted veggies with Indian flavored rice. Isn't it? Viji of "A Foodie N Her Cooking Hat" has exactly the same planned for us. (Follow her blog here)

4. Idli is one another South Indian quintessential breakfast and here Priya of "Priya's Eash N Tasty Recipes" made it with brown rice. :-) (Follow her blog on FB here)

5. Stuff the dosa with a potato masala and there you have a delicious Masala Dosa. Priya of "Priya's Eash N Tasty Recipes" sent us the recipe for that.  (Follow her blog on FB here)

6. Paella is one other very famous Spanish dish made usually with rice and vegetables and/or meat. Here Sanjeeta of "Lite Bite" re-created the delicious dish with Brown rice that too baked. (Like her FB page here)

7. Thanks to her new pantry cleanup project, my best blogging pal DK of Chef In You, finally took out the  bag of brown rice lurking around the corner of her kitchen cabinet and look what she has made for all of us. - Indian Brown Rice Pudding. Yummilicious. (Like her blog on FB here)

8. Pooris equals to sheer indulgence. Don't you all agree? How about making it a healthy indulgence by making Sanjeeta's Spicy Brown Rice Pooris. Yeh! [Like her FB page here]

9. Yogurt rice made with Brown rice sent by Richa of "Ambrosia".

10. Just looking at Pratibha's (of The Chef and Her Kitchen) crispy dosas makes me drool and when served with the colorful tomato chutney - it becomes a perfect breakfast that can be served on any day of the week. (Follow her blog on FB here)

11. Brown Rice and WaterMelon rind Dosa - yes, you read it right. Nivi of "Nivedita's Kitchen" gave a nice twist of water melon rind to the brown rice dosa. yum! (Follow her blog on FB here)

12. Brown Rice Paddu (Gundpanglu) - is Nivi's second entry. Like she says - these are called Unniyappam in Malayalam, Paniyaram in Tamil, Ponganalu in Telugu. (Follow her blog here)

13. I will be forever indebted to Alton Brown, for his fool proof recipe of - "Perfectly Baked Brown Rice". Until then, I will be honest, I didn't know how to *properly* cook a cup of brown rice. This recipe works like a cham for any wholegrain. I have followed the same instructions for barley, wild rice or a combination of all. A big thank you to Alton Brown. :-)  (Like me on FB here)

14. Who doesn't like a piping hot bowl of bisibelebath served with papads or pickle. Here I made our age-old-favorite using brown rice and believe me, it tastes almost the same and delicious too.   (Like me on FB here)

15. It takes only  4 simple steps to make this Brown rice and 16 bean adai and there you have an incredibly delicious and nutritious breakfast for you & your family. Yes, Yes, now you can thank me for solving your "What to eat for breakfast?" *wink*. (Like me on FB here)

16. If we are talking about dishes made with *rice*, then we have to talk about a flavorful fried-rice with lots of veggies and spices and ofcourse brown rice sent by Meena of "Chettinad Fiesta".

17. Next entry is from Veena of "Tastefully Veggie" - adding the goodness of vegetables into a brown rice dosa :-)

18. Usha of "My Spicy Kitchen" expresses her affinity towards her new found love in vangibath powder and she used the same to make this decadent "Flavored Brown Rice".

19. Every south indian would make a dosa almost every week. Our grandmoms and moms have made this for ages with the same urad dal and white rice ratio. Now, Vidya of "Vegetarian Recipes from India and Around the World" gave it a healthy twist using brown rice here.

20. In India it is a tradition that we celebrate any cheerful occasion with a bowl of kheer. Here Smitha of "Smitha's Spicy Flavors" tried to re-create the dish (which is usually made with white rice) with brown rice. I am sure the next time you want to make some kheer, you would give this a try.  (Follow her blog here

21. A second delicious entry from Smitha of "Smitha's Spicy Flavors". - a khichdi with brown rice. Wanna grab the bowl and eat all by myself - by just looking at the picture with that pickle on the top. :-)

22. Denny of "Oh Taste N See" (how aptly named) takes this brown rice challenge a step further and makes this Multigrain Oothappam with brown rice, quinoa and bulgur wheat. (Follow her on FB here)

23. Denny's second entry is - crispy, crunchy, perfectly browned brown rice dosas. (Follow her on FB here)

24. Giving our usual khichdi a nice twist with greens like Palak along with the brown rice. What else can you ask for. It in itself is a filling one-pot meal sent by Richa of "Ambrosia".

25. I am sure there is somebody out there who still dislikes brown rice (even after going through 24 delicious entries above). For such ones, Satya of "My Innovative Kitchen" has an idea. Check out her post on Brown Rice Rava Pulihora to know what I am talking about.

26. As we started our roundup with an adai, lets end with one. Shall we.. this time it is from Divya of "Dil Se" and her delicious Brown Rice Adai.  (Like her blog on FB here)

Some of the other roundups previously posted here on my blog -

My Legume Love Affair - Part 1 and Part 2
One stop shop for all Srilankan Recipes
RFRU: Dinner
Herb Mania: Coriander/Cilantro

For the complete list - please click here.

until next time,


  1. Wonderful round up Siri...each dish is very to try out all of them!

    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  2. I think I better stock more of this wonder grain from now onwards! With all these recipes any amount will be less. Never thought Brown rice could be included in diet, in so many delicious ways. Hats off to you Siri, for such a wonderful roundup and the sweet notes & links about each foodie here.
    It was really good to interact and work with you. You and your blog ROCKS!! Best wishes.

  3. Hope atlst am in west coast... Yummy....

  4. Thanks for putting together the roundup Siri. That is an array of healthy goodies!

  5. MArvellous roundup Siri, many dishes to try and taste..

  6. Wow. This is great. All the recipes that I can use brown rice in. Thanks.

  7. That's really one awesome round up Siri..great job..

  8. HI Siri,
    What a healthy round up!
    Book marked many recipes.
    There is one more reason now to visit your blog :-)
    Congrats on the roundup.


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