It is one of the oldest rice varieties in our country. Since the Buddhist period, this rice has been cultivated. It takes around 6 to 7 months for harvest. It is currently grown in Siddhartnagar, Uttar Pradesh.
People in the olden days thought that particular rice helps them to have a good Karma and that great rice is called Kalanamak. People had a valid reason to think like that, the rice Kalanamak gives a deep sleep to people, hence aggression and negative thoughts are reduced. Buddha gave this rice to everyone and said this rice will cure your bad Karma and hence, this rice is also called Buddha rice. We, Indians consume this rice for the past 3000 years at least.
Scientifically, it is rich in micronutrients, prevents colon cancer, reduces the risk of heart attack and type-2 diabetes and many more unbelievable health benefits.
- This particular rice is rich in micronutrients such as iron and zinc.
- Alzheimer’s disease will be controlled with the help of this rice.
- It also controls diabetes as well as blood pressure.
- Anthocyanin is an important antioxidant present in this rice.
- Digestive problems can be rectified with the help of this rice.
- It has a sweet aroma and a pleasant smell.
Recipe:- SPINACH KALANAMAK RICE
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 person
Receipe category: Lunch / Dinner
Receipe cuisine: Indian
- Kalanamak rice: ½ kg
- Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
- Green Chillies: 1 cup
- Spinach leaves: 1 cup
- Asafoetida: 1 tsp
- Oil: 3 tsp
- Lemon: 1
- Red chilli powder: 1tsp
- Salt: as per taste
- The green chilies should be chopped after washing them properly.
- Wash and cut the spinach leaves
- Heat the oil in the pan.
- Add cumin seeds in the pan.
- Next add asafoetida, green chills, and chopped spinach.
- Mix it well
- Cook it for 3 to 4 minutes.
- The last step is to add boiled kalanamak rice with red chili powder and lemon juice.
- Add salt into the rice mixture.
- Now your tasty spinach kalanamak rice is ready to serve.
Nutrients (per 100 g)
|Nutrients||Per 100g *|
|Dietary fibre (g)||1.8|
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