If you are a bachelor or someone who is new to cooking and want to eat home cooked healthy food, these recipes will help you decide your weekly menu. I have had friends who did not like eating office cafeteria food everyday but they also could not afford to spend a lot of time preparing lunch or dinner. These rice recipes are quick, each one has a different flavour and are nutritious. Coupled with a quick cucumber tomato raita these are a complete meal by themselves.
My fellow Bloggers Sujata Shukla ( http://www.pepperonpizza.com/ ), Sundari Giri ( http://www.ladlesandspoons.com/) , Teena Augustine (http://ooonuready.com/) and I got together to do these recipes for a special cause. We are all part of H.U.G. – Humane Universal Good Deed Network . H.U.G is a citizen movement group & comprises of a diverse group of professionals from various disciplines who are all inspired to contribute and participate in creating good change. The Good Deeds Network aligns itself with education and empowerment, hunger management & environment related issues. H.U.G mobilized meals to 25,000+ beneficiaries and is working towards a sustainable path to end hunger-one meal at a time.
Details on our last initiative “Pledge a Meal’ can be found here http://www. worldonaplate.in/
Our current initiative is to conduct Bangalore’s largest food drive between the 2nd and 8th of October to generate and distribute 2,00,000 meals in 7 days. Various men and women have volunteered to cook food at home and drop it to a collection point in their locality, for distribution. Some volunteers have come together and set up a micro kitchen in their house with will generate upto 1000 meals per day. If you wish to contribute to this cause Join H.U.G or call us on 9740015492
For those who want to cook , we came up with a menu, such that there is uniformity in the meals that we serve across the city. While deciding the menu we kept in mind nutrition, variance in flavour, ease in cooking larger quantities, easily available ingredients.
Here’s the suggested menu :
- October 2nd, 2016 – Vegetable Pulao
- October 3rd, 2016 – Tomato
- October 4th, 2016-Soya Pulao
- October 5th, 2016-Poodina Rice
- October 6th, 2016-Dal Pulao
- October 7th, 2016-Lemon Rice
- October 8th, 2016-Puliogere / Tamarind rice
Vegetable Pulao (October 2nd, 2016) :
We thought of doing a vegetable Pulao on October 2nd, as it is a holiday and we will have extra time at hand to wash , clean & cut the vegetables.
Tomato Rice (October 3rd, 2016):
Tomato rice is a flavoured rice preparation very common in most South Indian homes. The mildly spicy tomato rice can be made quickly with a little preparation done in advance
Soya Pulao (October 4th, 2016)
A protein packed complete meal. Soya chunks are a rich source of protein .A good option to carry as lunch to work or school.
Pudina Rice (October 5th, 2016):
Rice Flavoured with Mint is not only appetising as it has a different colour, but mint also adds a distinct flavour to the rice.
Dal Pulao is a wholesome meal in itself. Instead of making Dal and Rice separately, this is a good option to make a one pot dry meal. No need to pack Dal & Rice separately, easy to pack and eat, too.
Lemon Rice used to be my favourite option in my Lunch Box. Adding Peanuts not only adds crunch but also adds nutrition and makes the rice a wholesome meal.
Puliogere / Tamarind rice (October 8th, 2016)
Thanks to Sujata , Sundari and Teena for creating simple recipes and participating in H.U.G Activities. For updates on H.U.G Activities join H.U.G onFacebookand follow on Twitter
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Sundari Giri says
Thank you dear for this compilation and the write up is good.
Paluk Khanna says
Thank you so much Sundari for your contributions !!! Hugs !!