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Broccoli chickpea rice with coconut

Broccoli chickpea rice with coconut

Today, i have a very nutritious and healthy rice recipe to share with you all. Broccoli chickpea rice, Yes ! A one bowl meal filled with plant protein and healthy broccoli. With a hint of coconut at every bite, it is very nutty, filling and more over healthy. The addition of chickpeas and broccoli your leftover rice becomes a healthy rice bowl. Off late, veggie bowls and buddha bowls are trending. With simple concept to build a one dish meal that has whole grains, healthy veggies, protein and sauces. They make a complete balanced meal. Are you into meal planning? Do you cook rice ahead at the begining of the week? Do you have leftover rice often? With simple ingredients as broccoli, chickpea and coconut to the rice. Here i have combined the broccoli and chickpea stir fry/curry with the rice. You can even deconstuct the recipe , be creative and recplace or add veggies to make an awesome buddha bowl. Broccoli chickpeas rice is loved by adults and kids alike. A single bowl dish that’s healthy, hearty , filling and moreover ready in less than 20 minutes. VARIATIONS TO MAKE TO BUDDHA BOWL Replace white rice with brown rice or even quinoa. To make it more flavorful, cook rice with coconut milk in place of water. Add some toasted nuts for a more nutty flavor. Make your favorite sauce and serve as aside. Add roasted veggies as brussel sprouts or even carrots. Spice up the broccoli stir fry as per your choice. Replace chickpeas with other protein sources. INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THIS BROCCOLI CHICKPEAS RICE BOWL Rice : Cook rice ahead in time. Leftover rice works great as the rice has to be completely cooled. Chickpeas : Cook chickpeas ahead if using dry ones. Canned chickpeas also work great for this recipe. Coconut : Fresh coconut or use dry shredded coconut that’s unsweetned. Garlic Powder : Garlic powder adds a nice flavor to this rice bowl. Use minced garlic in place of powder. Coconut Oil/Oil : While coconut oil adds a nice flavor to the rice bowl. Replace with chioce of oil. Coriander Powder : Coriander or Cumin powder adds additional flavors to the rice bowl. Adjust as per taste preferance. Papirika : Adds spice to the rice bowl. Adjust as per spice level. HOW TO MAKE BROCCOLI CHICKPEA RICE ? Cook rice and chickpeas ahead, if using dry chickpeas. Soak dry chickpeas in water overnight or atleast 8 hours. Drain and cook with enough water till soft. In an instantpot cook for 8 minutes or pressure cook for 3 whistles. Do not over cook, they become mushy.  Heat coconut oil or any oil in a skillet. If using fresh garlic mince and add at the begining. Roast for a minutes and add broccoli florets. Cover and cook for a fe minutes till they are slightly tender. Add a pinch of salt to fasten the cooking process. Add chickpeas and saute for a minutes or two. Add spices as garlic powder, coriander powder, salt and cook.  If using fresh grated coconut add it along with the spices and cook till the raw smells goes away.     If using dry coconut add after the spices are mixed and cooked . Give the mixture a good mix.     For a deconstucted veggies bowl, use this stir fry mixture and add to the veggies bowl.  Serve the stir fry along with chioce of grains as brown rice, coconut rice or quinoa.   To make a single serving rice bowl, add cooked rice to this mixture a combine well till mixed.   Serve warm and enjoy…   https://youtu.be/x8SZQx0zfGo TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK !!! As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this recipe if you make it. So drop me a comment below, and be sure to tag on social media. Also, let us know about any  varaitions you made to this recipe, we would love to try it too. Love to share your yummy pictures with us? Please share on Instagram @connect2hameesha  and hashtag it #connect2hameesha Subscribe to my Youtube Channel Hameesha for more amazing videos.

DIY-Lemon Themed Decor for home - Hameesha

DIY-Lemon Themed Decor for home - Hameesha

Who doesn’t love lemons especially in summer? There is nothing like lemons on a summer day , citrusy , zesty to brighten any dull day. May it be lemonade on a hot summer day or to zing up any recipe, Lemons are the beautiful fruit nature has given us. Why not make some decor that reminds us of their vibrant color? Lemon themed decor has been in trendy for a while now. Every store you visit has something or the other decorated in yellow or with lemons. They are very catchy to the eye as well expensive too. If you wanted to change decor seasonally and do not want to repeat decorating year after year with the same one, then this DIY’s are for you. They are inexpensive, easy and fun to make projects. You can use any existing decor and paint them to make new trending decor on a low budget. This seasonal decor is one that any one can fall in love with? Not until i made these myself. They added the nice fresh zesty  vibrancy feel in my house. Hope these will brighten up your day too. Lemon Decor # 1 ‘SQUEEZY DAY’ MATERIALS FOR THIS DECOR Wooden Crate : A small wooden crate available at all craft stores, dollar tree sells smaller crates. Paints : White acrylic or chalk paint, yellow and green paint to draw lemons, black paint or black marker to write any quote. Black Gingham fabric/Ribbon : Black gingham fabric compliments the yellow lemons so well. Use fabric or Ribbon. Flower Emblishments : Any premade flower emblishments works well. I have used a handmade fabric flower i have in hand. Pencil : To write if you prefer hand writing or trace any quote. Glue gun : Glue gun and glue sticks to attach the ribbon/fabric ends. Scissors : To cut ribbon fabric. HOW TO MAKE LEMOn DECOR? Step 1 Paint the wooden crate with white acrylic or chalk paint. Paint all outer sides. Some require a couple of coats. Allow to dry in betwwen coats. It dries very quickly. STEP 2 When completly dry trace any quote or write any quote with pencil.  With a black maker or a black paint trace the quote slowly.  Do not worry being perfect, it is handmade not a print to look alike unless you want to look it like one. STEP 3 when the quote is dry, let’s draw some lemons. You can mark first with a pencil, like two small ovals. Or dip a paint brush in yellow and draw to ovals as shown.  Add two leaves with green paint. You can use yellow and green markers if you do not feel using paint and brushes. STEP 4 Now it’s time to warp the fabric around. Cut a long strip of fabric or ribbon of chioce to wrap around wooden crate. Tie a knot and wrap the fabric around leaving some to tuck to the inside of the crate.  Glue the ends to the inside to secure. STEP 5 Use a chioce of flower embishment to add in the front. I have a handmade fabric flower in yellow that goes well with the theme so using it. Add a bow with yellow ribbon or fabric and attach it to complete the look. STEP 6 To complete the final look i outline the words and lemons with black marker. this helps them pop up a bit. Lemon Decor # 2 with fabric lemons required materials for this diy Wooden sign : I am reusing a farm themed sign from dollar tree. Yellow Fabric : To make lemons.  Black Gingham fabric/Ribbon : Black gingham fabric compliments the yellow lemons so well. Use fabric or Ribbon. Pearl Emblishments : Any pearl or stone emblishments to decorate Pencil/Marker : To write if you prefer hand writing or trace any quote. Glue gun : Glue gun and glue sticks to attach the ribbon/fabric ends. Scissors : To cut ribbon fabric Steps to create lemon decor with fabric Step 1 Paint the outer edges of the wooden sign as required with white chalk or acrylic paint. As i am re using an existing farm decor i have painted to appear blank. No need to paint the inside as we will cover it with fabric. STEP 2 Draw a lemon shape on a card board and cut two pieces. You can trace or draw lemon from any picture you have in hand. It isn’t hard just an oval shape and sharpen on end to look like a lemon. Cut it and trace this shape on the back side of any yellow fabric.  Leave an inch of fabric while cutting. STEP 3 Apply modpodge to the cardboard and stick the it to the wrong side of the fabric. Cut along the edges of the fabric making slits 1/2  inch apart. Apply modpodge to the slits and fold the fabric on to the cardboard. STEP 4 Cut three tear shaped leaves using the black ginhgam fabric and a small piece to look like stem. Glue the leaves and stem to the lemons as shown. STEP 5 Trim the ends of a black fabric to fit the inside of the wooden sign. Apply Modpodge to the inside of the box and attch the trimmed fabric. Step 6 Glue both the lemon together as shown, overlapping each other Step 7 Cut 2 or 3 one inch pieces of craft sticks and glue to the center of the box. This creates a raised block for the lemons. STEP 8 Glue the lemons to the center of the box. Add a pearl to the center of leaves. Finish off the project by writing any quote on the top with a marker.  I used a yellow marker to write the word lemon. how to make lemon decor Diy Video

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