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The Rice Class

April 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm


Those who have registered will get emailed a Zoom Room link.

Want to learn how to cook rice and rice dishes in just a few easy steps? 

Rice is a very versatile grain. It tastes great along with other dishes and as a dish of it’s own when spices, vegetables, lentils, and even greens are mixed along with it. Not all rice is the same. Brown rice is much healthier than white rice; as the bran and germ are intact. Rice can be cooked in under 15 minutes in a pressure cooker. 

Class Flow

6:30 Meet & Greet: Welcome, introductions, brief on menu and mindful eating
6:45 Cooking: Demonstration of menu with participant hands-on sessions 
7:45 Dinner: Silent, mindful eating with fellow participants
8:05 Sharing: Voluntary sharing about the mindful cooking & eating experience
8:10 Talk: Tips on meal planning & buying ingredients and nutritional benefits
8:20 Q&A

Cooking expanded: We will demonstrate how to cook rice in a pressure cooker in a few easy steps. We will make a mixed vegetable rice dish known as Pulao. We will also make a traditional and modified rice and pulses dish known as Khichdi. Finally, we will learn how to make Mint Chutney that is a great accompaniment to any rice dish. Finally, we will learn how to make a Green Smoothie – that is a  ‘first-thing-in-the-morning’ health and taste boost.

All the foods in this class follow a WFPB dietary lifestyle. Nutrition science has proven that a WFPB dietary lifestyle can prevent, and reverse, many chronic diseases. Learn all the benefits of this lifestyle on the Why? page. All dishes are gluten free. As far as possible, we try to use organic, seasonal, and local ingredients. 


  • Mixed Vegetable Rice Dish (Pulao)
  • Pulses & Rice Dish (Khichdi)
  • Tomato Rice
  • Cilantro Chutney
  • How to steam vegetables 
  • Dessert: Oat Cookie Cake  

Also learn about:

  • Spices like Carom Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Turmeric, Rock Salt, Black Salt
  • Spice mixes like Garam Masala
  • How to cook rice with a pressure cooker
  • How to cook with a variety of vegetables


Regular Rate: $65 per person

Early Bird Discounted Rate: $50 per person till March 11, 2020.
Note: Please pay before the Early Bird date ends (midnight) or the regular rate will be applicable.

Low-Income Rate: $15 per person for those experiencing financial hardship. To apply, please complete this form by March 4, 2020: Scholarship form.

All 5 Rate: Register for all five classes in the Winter 2020 Mindful Cooking Series for $225 ($45 per class) till February 5, 2020. 

Contact: dhruv@ahara.org (Dhruv) or noura@ahara.org (Noura)

If you have any diet restrictions / food allergies, please intimate us at least 2 days prior to the event by sending an email to dhruv@ahara.org. Please mention the class name and diet restrictions.