A very common question people ask me is “What oil do you use or recommend?” It’s not a question that can be answered easily as various oils have their respective health benefits. In the oil corner of my counter, you’ll find a tray with rice bran oil, mustard oil, virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, gingelly oil and ghee! That’s 6 oils. And I regularly find use for each one of them in my daily cooking. I use rice bran oil for my subzis, regular tadka and it is the oil I prefer to deep fry in, in those few occasions I actually deep fry food.
Rice bran oil, as the name suggests is made from the nutrient rich outer layer of rice, called rice bran, something that is often lost in the process of milling and polishing rice. Bran is the only source of a compound called oryzanol that helps reduce cholesterol and prevent heart disease. You can watch the video showing the benefits of Fortune Rice Bran Health oil here.
In fact, rice bran oil has nearly exact same skin properties as olive oil, which is why I love to use rice bran oil in my handmade soaps as well!
Sweet Potato Sticks with Chilli Mayo
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: Under 30 minutes