Recipe for Parsi Brown rice to serve with Dhansak
Let me clarify at the outset that this not the ‘healthy’ brown rice that is all the rage these days. If you came here looking for that brown rice, then here’s a video. But if you’re looking for a simple, delicious rice dish to go with any spicy curries or dal, then look no further.
The ‘brown’ in this Parsi brown rice comes from caramelised sugar, just the way your loaf of brown bread is coloured. Despite the caramel, this rice is not overly sweet, but has just a tinge of sweetness that is the perfect foil for a spicy dhansak.
I think I first had this at a Parsi restaurant in Bombay. Lightly golden in colour, mildly sweet and fragrant from the whole spices that are coaxed to release their aromas into hot ghee, this one rice recipe is a must try. Parsi Dhansak, Parsi Kachumber and Brown rice make a mean dinner party menu. You can choose to make Vegetarian dhansak or mutton dhansak as per your preference, and this brown rice will go with both of them quite nicely.
So here’s the recipe for Parsi Brown Rice – serves a small crowd of 4-5 people.