Date: 25-10-2013

Heirloom Rice Pancakes Anyone? - by Romayne

Red rice isn't really on everyone's favourite lunch menu - especially the kind that takes a while to cook like the traditional varieties of Saaraketha’s organic heirloom rice, although that's what makes them so much more nutritious than the glutinous starch we swallow for lunch every day.

I went out and bought myself two kilos of Heirloom Kuruluthuda and Ma-wee rice after a test run by the chef at Bayleaf which turned out a great Risotto from the Kuruluthuda variety.  The rice also made great Kiribath or Milk Rice although it was still too rough for some in my family. What next I wondered.  

Along came experiment day and I grabbed two cups of rice - dropped it in the grinder and Voila! I had Heirloom Rice Flour ready for some unsuspecting recipe and what better experiment than pancakes?!  I've tried Potato and Spinach pancake with rice flour so a little tweak here and there and I had the same mouthwatering result - Low Gluten Pancakes that tasted so good I even tried it with baby who gobbled it up like manna!  The next day the leftover rice flour went into a raisin and banana sweet pancake that went down even faster!  Here goes both recipes plus a third Suwandel white rice flour recipe for those who haven't got the stomach for red rice!

Sweet Pancake with Heirloom Rice Flour

5 Heaped Teaspoons Heirloom Rice Flour (Ma-Wee)
1 free range egg
3/4 cup Fresh Milk
1 Tsp Butter
1 Banana Smashed
Handful of Raisins

Savoury Pancake with Heirloom Rice Flour (Kuruluthuda)

5 Heaped Teaspoons Heirloom Rice Flour
1 free range egg (available at www.saaraketha.com/shop)
3/4 cup Fresh Milk
1 Tsp Butter
1 Cup Potato (Cooked and grated)
1/2 cup Tender Spinach leaves  (Spinach can be replaced with cooked and grated carrot or even Beet)

For 5-6 large pancakes
Sweet Pancake with Heirloom Rice Flour (Suwandel)

1 cup Fresh milk
3/4 cup Suwandel Rice Flour (available at Saaraketha)
2 free range eggs (available at www.saaraketha.com/shop)
1/2 tablespoon butter
2 very ripe bananas (ambul)
1/2 ripe Willard mango (available at www.saaraketha.com/shop)
A handful of raisins
A handful of fresh Gotukola (available at www.saaraketha.com/shop)

 

Blend ingredients in a food processor and pour on a hot griddle and Voila!! Hot sweet chewy heirloom rice pancakes!! A gotukola garnish that's edible works well too!

 

 

 


 

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