Detoxifying Soup for Vata

Serves: 1


* 1/4 cup Basmati rice
* 6-8 cups pure water
* 1/2 cup chopped tender greens
* 1/4 cup grated carrot
* 1/4 cup diced beets
* 1 tbsp grated white daikon radish
* 1/8 tsp black pepper
* 1/8 tsp ground cumin
* 1/8 tsp ground coriander
* 1 tsp minced fresh cilantro
* 1/2 tsp minced fresh ginger root
* Rock salt to taste


1. Wash the rice thoroughly by rinsing it several times. Drain.
2. Bring the water to a boil in a heavy-bottomed pot.
3. Add the rice, the vegetables, the ginger, cumin and coriander and stir once to mix.
4. Turn heat down to low, cover the pot and let simmer for 60-80 minutes.
5. Add the salt and pepper and mash ingredients against the side of the pot with the back of a ladle.
6. Strain, garnish with the fresh cilantro, and enjoy hot.