Brown Rice Upma

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Upma is one of the traditional South Indian breakfasts. Upma can be made in several different ways. Here is recipes for upma made with whole grain brown rice.



Soak brown rice for half hour. Bake it at  375 degree Fahrenheit or 180 Centigrade  for 15 min. Blend it in a blender into coarse granules. Keep this a side.

In a sauce pan dry roast mustard seed, urad dal and cumin seeds for one minute. Add chillies, ginger, onion and curry leaves – saute them for a minute. Add tomatoes followed by 6 cups of water. Cover with a lid. Let the water boil. Add salt and stir. Add cracked rice and cover with a lid. Cook till the rice is soft ( for 5 minutes).

Queeze juice of ½ lemon. Add 2 Tbsp of cilantro for garnishing.

Transfer to the serving dish.

Hint: Cracked Brown Rice can be prepared ahead and stored in a container in dry place for several weeks.



1 cup Brown rice (200 grams)
3 Chillies, finely chopped
1 inch Ginger, finely chopped
1 medium Onion, cut into thin long pieces
10-15 Curry leaves
1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon Urad dal (white lentils)
1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
2 Tomatoes, cut into 1 cm pieces
Salt for taste (1/2 teaspoon)
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