Easy Kitcheree

Easy Kitcheree
Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Make this recipe ahead for the 3-Day Deepening the Cleanse Retreat
  • ½ cup of mung beans
  • 6 cups of filtered water.
  • 1 cup thoroughly washed basmati rice,
  • 1 finely chopped onion,
  • 5 to 7 cloves of sliced or chopped garlic,
  • 1 teaspoon peeled and chopped ginger root,
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric,
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper,
  • ½ teaspoon cumin of the Indian spice Garam Masala (optional)
  • 4-6 cups of chopped vegetables - see below.
  1. Boil the mung beans first for about 10 minutes, then add the remaining ingredients.
  2. Bring to boil and simmer covered over low heat for 30 to 40 minutes -- until very soft and soupy. Add 4 to 6 cups of any chopped vegetables, preferably green, like asparagus, broccoli, swiss chard, celery, zucchini or kale. You can also add carrots.
  3. Optional: during cooking, add 1 TBS Braggs liquid aminos (similar to tamari). A few sprigs of fresh mint cooked in with all the vegetables is really good. So is adding a little fresh basil.
  4. Optional: serve with fresh plain yogurt.