Keeping your cool in the summer starts from within! Living through long, hot days can throw your body out of balance. When things heat up outside, the best thing we can do is find ways to cool down internally, for our physical, mental, and emotional health. A simple place to start is simply adjusting your diet with the season. If our environment is already hot, the last thing we need to do is fire ourselves up with pungent, spicy foods.
We’ve teamed up with our friend Jenny at Contigo Kitchen to share some summer recipes to help keep your body cool naturally with the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda.
Garlic Scape & Herb Basmati Rice
1 cup Basmati rice
½ tsp sea salt, plus more to taste
¼ tsp turmeric
1 tbsp plus 2 tsp Farmtrue Garlic Scape Ghee, divided
1 tbsp Farmtrue Cooling Spice Mix
Garden herbs and edible flowers to garnish (optional)
1. Cook Basmati rice according to package instructions, adding 1 teaspoon garlic scape ghee, ½ teaspoon salt, and the turmeric to the pot before bringing to a boil.
2. Once rice is cooked and fluffed with a fork, melt the remaining garlic scape ghee over medium heat in a small skillet.
3. Stir in cooling spice mix and stir for about 30 seconds, until just starting to sizzle.
4. Pour ghee and herbs over rice and stir with a fork until combined. Add additional sea salt black pepper to taste and top with additional fresh herbs (optional).