Alkaline Diet Recipe #28: Rosemary Brown Thyme

Alkaline Diet Recipe #28: Rosemary Brown Thyme


Ok so hold on to your hats. This rice is deeeeeelicious. I often serve it at my Blood Parties and ALWAYS get asked for the recipe so I want you to have it too.

This dish offers some well needed B12, as well as iron. You can serve this with any vegetable dish, on it’s own with a salad and steamed veggies, and left cold makes a great rice salad when you add plenty of raw vegetables.  You can eat it for breakfast, lunch or supper.

Make sure you have this as part of your 20%  portion on your plate as it falls into the low acid category of foods – and when you go for seconds…coz you will, make sure you take more alkaline green veggies with it!


1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 large sprigs rosemary – fresh works best for this recipe

5 large sprigs fresh thyme

2 cups brown basmati rice – you can also use buckwheat groats or quinoa

2 tablespoons olive oil – plus a little extra once cooked

Alkaline water or vegetable stock from my Vegetable Soup

How to Make

Warm olive oil in a large skillet. Add onion, garlic and herbs and warm gently not allowing the garlic to burn. Once the oil is nicely infused with the flavors of the mixture, add the rice and leave to warm up, turning over a few times to coat every grain. Add alkaline water, or my home made vegetable stock – enough to cover the top of the rice, plus 1 inch extra. Bring to the boil, switch off and place a lid on the pan and leave to cook from the steam being created, this should take about 45 minutes or according to instructions on the packet. Check after 35 minutes that no extra water or stock is needed. If it is, add 1 – 2 more cups of boiling liquid and replace the lid. Alternatively, this can also be made with beautifully alkalizing organic buckwheat groats or quinoa. It will just need cooking for only 15 minutes in exactly the same way. For another variation, add your favorite vegetables, diced, or some peas to make a risotto. Finish off with some olive oil drizzled over the top and some Celtic salt and mix well. Replace the lid.


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