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Jun 7, 2010

Flax Masala Rice

This is a healthy rice dish that tasted so delicious. The good thing about flax is that it doesn’t have any smell, so that we can easily sneak it in most dishes. That way we can get good health benefits too. As we all know, flax seeds are so rich in omega-3 fatty acids which help to strengthen bones and protect from heart disease, cancer and diabetes.


  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • ¼ cup green peas (I used frozen peas)
  • 2 tbsp flax powder
  • 2 or 3 cloves
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tsp coconut powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • Few cashews
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • Salt


Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add cumin seeds + onions and sauté well until onions become soft. Then add green peas + flax powder + cloves + ginger-garlic paste + coconut powder + oil + garam masala + black pepper powder + cashews and sauté well.

Finally add cooked rice and mix well with a spatula until it blends well with the masalas. Adjust salt. Cover and leave on low flame for 5 minutes.

Later mix well and transfer to a serving bowl. Enjoy this yummy and healthy rice with some curds and papads.


Unknown said... [Reply]

Love this way of sneaking in flax seed in the food. I will surely try it out next time. Thanks for the excellent idea :)

Carolyn said... [Reply]

So very sneaky! I love flax and it's popping up everywhere these days. Great idea.

Faiza Ali said... [Reply]

This is very innovative of you, dear.. And that really is a healthy rice dish.

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

Wow! Innovative and healthy rice!!

Prema said... [Reply]

very nice rice dear! want to grab the plate...

divya said... [Reply]

Wow! Innovative and healthy rice!!

Hamaree Rasoi said... [Reply]

Very Nice Looking Flax Rice. Loved the wonderful clicks of yours.

Hamaree Rasoi

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Wow looks very tempting.. Never tried anything with Flax seeds till now!

jayasree said... [Reply]

I usually add some falxseeds to the idli podi or other podis. Will try with rice soon.

Rice platter looks yummm.

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Very unique and healthy rice..

Anonymous said... [Reply]

It is widely believed that Flax loses its nutients when heated /cooked.It woud therfore be a better idea to powder flax with other roasted ingredients mentioned in the recipe and added finally to the rice

FH said... [Reply]

I love Flax seeds powder too, use it to add to Parathas etc. Rice with Flax looks fabulous.

Suja Manoj said... [Reply]

Innovative and healthy dish..looks great.

Panchpakwan said... [Reply]

Sounds very healthy rice dish dear..
Nice presentation too.

Rachana said... [Reply]

Delicious and innovative recipe! lovely clicks!

Usha said... [Reply]

The rice looks yum and inviting ! Great way to use flax...

Bhagi said... [Reply]

Hey Uma its such a coincidence that I made it yesterday night for dinner.But I also added carrots to mine along with peas but no pepper pwd and LO loved it.....'ll blog about it today.....
Your dish looks lovely with fryums....

Uma said... [Reply]


First of all, thanks for dropping by! And thank you for the suggestion :)

Reg: heating/cooking flax seed: With normal cooking time there will be only a minimal effect on the omega-3 fats. In the recipe I didn't roast it for a prolonged time before adding rice. So I believe (and read) that no way the nutrients are lost if we cook/heat flaxseeds at normal cooking temperatures.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Well said about the loss of nutrients. It is well know that a prolonged heating will make the nutrients loss but not the way you did. Your recipe looks really tempting and innovative. I tried onetime Upma with flax seeds powder and it is a big failure as it was so sticky. but your dish really looks good. Wish to have the taste of it.
-Nature Lover

Sukhdeepak said... [Reply]

Very delicious and mouth watering dish.

malarvizhi said... [Reply]

really very nice one.

Suganya said... [Reply]

Healthy looking rice. YUM!

Vegetarian Yogini said... [Reply]

Amazing recipes and stories ....I added you to my blogroll as well!

swapna said... [Reply]

wow!! healthy and delicious.. will try it soon

Shobha said... [Reply]

Hi Uma ..visiting your blog for the first time.Flax masala rice seems to be an interesting dish ...never knew how to use flax seeds.will surely try out this one.

My blog id:

I shall add urs too.

Dori said... [Reply]

Love the healthier rice, looks yum :)

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Thanks for dropping by! Your comments and suggestions are most welcome. Hope to see you again! -Uma

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