In Ayurveda, we preference whole foods over processed foods. Learning to incorporate whole grains into the diet in an easy way can be a fun and tasty adventure! This grain pilaf is good anytime for all the doshas but with the use of millet, a drier grain, it makes a particular good grain option for the kapha dosha and the spring kapha season.
Breaking down the kapha lower actions in the ingredients:
- Millet is a dry and light grain that has a mild diuretic quality
- Brown rice is slightly heating and more balancing for kapha than white rice
- Sunflower seeds are lighter than the heavier nuts and in balanced amounts add a nice crunch and flavor that is okay for kapha.
- Fresh parsley is a powerful diuretic that is also hot and dry in nature. It is a great choice to pull of excess kapha water without creating an electrolyte imbalance.