Nasi Ulam Perang Express
Quickie x Healthy x Tasty! That’s what this dish is all about. Nasi Ulam Perang Express or Express Brown Rice Salad with Traditional Herbs is the IT way to get your delicious dose of fiber and wellness nutrients with a super easy recipe.
Contrary to popular belief, rice can be a healthy carbohydrate. Brown rice still contain their germ and bran layers, providing us with a range of important nutrients including B vitamins, bone-building phosphorus and magnesium. Instead, white rice is highly processed and most of these important nutrients have been removed.
Additionally, the dietary fiber (about 5 grams per cooked cup) in brown rice slows down digestion. More importantly, it helps diminish those hunger craves that lead to belly busting junk-food binges. Best of all, brown rice has a great nutty flavor absent from white rice.
Ulam ulam or traditional village herbs like wild pepper leaves, lemon grass, turmeric leaves and kaffir lime leaves are typically known to support overall wellness. They detoxify, aid digestion, boost metabolism, enhance skin/ hair health and minimize inflammation. That’s good looks from within!
I’ve chosen these herbs for this recipe because they are easy to obtain and can even be grown in your garden (like I did!).
Cook happy, eat happy, look good! Now that’s life…..