- Oct 23, 2019
Everyday Kitchari (Phase 2)
Seed Blend: Sesame and Sunflower
The best foods for your luteal phase are rich in Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin B6. These assist in decreasing cravings for sugar and carbohydrates which increase your inflammatory response.
1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp ground fennel
- 2 TBSP butter
- 1 Cup brown rice rinsed
- 1 Cup of red lentils soaked overnight
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 celery stalk chopped finely
- 1 tsp himalayan pink salt
- 2 TBSP Sesame/Sunflower blend
- 1 lemon wedge
- ½ Cup spinach
- In a medium dutch oven on medium high heat dry roast the spices until fragrant.
- Add butter until melted and stir.
- Saute onions and celery for 2-3 minutes.
- Add rice and red lentils.
- Add salt and stir until spices are distributed evenly.
- Pour water until the ingredients are covered completely. Bring to a boil, then cover and adjust temperature to low to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add water again to cover the ingredients and stir. Return cover and turn the heat off while keeping the dutch oven on the same burner as it cools.
- Once cool place spinach on the bottom of the bowl and ladle kitchari over top. Garnish with Phase 2 Sesame/Sunflower seed blend and pepper.
Pro Tip: Kitchari can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days. Simply heat up on the stove top and enjoy. You may need to add more water to thin it out as the rice will continue to absorb moisture. Day 3 is usually the best to enjoy Kitchari as it breaks down into a porridge consistency and is easier to digest.