Mahatma Breakfast – Ayurvedic turmeric, rolled rice porridge

This deliciously warming Ayurvedic gluten-free breakfast idea came from my good friend Brenda when she owned Mondo Organics in Brisbane. I’ve tweaked it a little to suit what was in my pantry today. The perfect brekky after Sunday morning yoga and a great way to start your surfing day. Rolled rice is available at most good food stores and organic outlets. Best to use fresh turmeric for its antioxidant properties and up to you whether you want yoghurt too. I prefer mine with a squeeze of lime. Om Shanti.

Rolled rice and turmeric porrdige

2 cups rolled rice
½ cup shredded or flaked coconut
½ tablespoon coconut oil
2/3 cup dates, finely chopped
1 knob turmeric, peeled and finely grated (about 2 teaspoons)
½ tsp ground cardamom
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
Dash rosewater

To serve
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1/2 green apple, grated or a squeeze of lime
¼ cup biodynamic yoghurt or coconut yoghurt
1 tablespoon roasted pepitas or sunflower seeds

  • Place the oil in a large frying pan and add the rice and coconut
  • Roast in a heavy based frying pan on a medium heat until starting to change colour
  • Add 4 cups of water, dates and spice
  • Cook until thick porridge starts to form – about 5 minutes
  • Remove from heat and stir in maple syrup
  • Serve with grated green apple, yoghurt, roasted seeds and/or a squeeze of lime

Serves 2

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