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Contributed by: Paul Buckless blog 03/25/2004Added: Feb 18, 2008 at 04:15 AM


This fancy rice dish is ideal for party catering or a special lunch or dinner.Preparation time: 5 minutesCooking time: 30 – 40 minutesServes: 4 – 5 people or 2 hungry people as a main course.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (2 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (1 beneficials)

  • Entree

  • 1 cup [250ml] Basmati or other long-grain white rice
  • 4 green cardamom pods or ½ teaspoon of ground cardamom
  • 2 cups [500ml] water
  • ¾ teaspoon [3ml] sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon [1ml] turmeric
  • 3 Tablespoon [60ml] ghee or olive oil
  • 1 x 4cm [1-1/2 inch] cinnamon stick [or BTD compliant substitute]
  • 1/3 cup [85ml] slivered or sliced raw almonds
  • 1 cup [250ml] fresh or frozen peas

How to make it:
  1. Wash, drain, and dry the rice.
  2. Crush cardamom pods lightly if using whole pods.
  3. Bring the water, salt and turmeric slowly to a boil in a 2 litre/quart saucepan over moderate heat.
  4. Heat the ghee or oil in another 2 litre/quart saucepan over moderate low heat. Fry the cinnamon stick, cardamom and almonds in the hot ghee/oil until the almonds turn golden brown.
  5. Add the rice and sauté for about 2 minutes until the grains turn whitish.
  6. Pour in the boiling salted turmeric water and fresh peas, defrosted frozen peas should be added after the rice has been cooking for about 10 minutes.
  7. Stir, increase the heat to high, and bring the water to a full boil.
  8. Immediately reduce the heat to low, cover with a tight fitting lid and gently simmer, without stirring for 15-20 minutes or until all the water is absorbed and the rice is tender and flaky.
  9. Serve hot.

Blood Type Diet Analysis:

Core Ingredients Analysis:
The ingredients in this category are either BTD compliant for all types or the recipe author and/or editor did not suggest a possible substitution. If this category contains avoids for your blood type this recipe may not work for you, unless you feel like you can omit the item or make an appropriate substitution. If you develop a great BTD compliant variation of this recipe please consider adding it to the Recipe Database.

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice (White/Brown/Ba... 1 ,2 N N B B N N N N
Turmeric B N N B N N B N
Cardamom N N N N N N N N
Almond/Almond Butter 3 N N N N N N N N
Pea (Green/Pod/Snow) 3 ,4 N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt 3 N N N N N N N N

Variations and Substitutions Analysis:
This category of ingredients contains possible substitutions that may allow different blood types to use the recipe or ingredients that can be left out of the recipe altogether.

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Olive Oil 3 ,4 B B B B B B B B

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cinnamon 3 N N N N A A N A

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ghee (Clarified Butter... 3 N N N B N B N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    Please Note:

    There are several cookbooks based on the Blood Type Diet that are available in print:

    Cook Right
    For Your Type

    Cookbook Type A

    Cookbook Type AB

    Cookbook Type B

    Cookbook Type O

    Revision History:
    • Revised Feb 29, 2008 at 02:49 PM By: Don

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