Deep in the heart of a nation steeped in wisdom, rich in tradition and history comes an ancient, and blessed food.

We are growing 2000 year-old varieties of rice, nourishing the mind, body, and soul of the world.

This ancient healing rice

from Sri Lanka
(Hela Bima)...

was all but lost...

to

the

world.

With help from

Dr. Jayanath Abeywickrama

the
rice farmers
of Sri Lanka

are

thriving

again.

Join us in supporting

the
rice farmers
of
Sri Lanka

and
feed
your...

mind,

body,

and

soul.

Learn about the Hela Bima Rice Project

Give the gift of Healthy Living!

Cooking Instructions

How to Cook your Energized Rice

 

Dr. Abey CookingAutomatic electric rice cooker instructions.

Put 1 cup of rice in a bowl and wash lightly once but do not over-wash as it will remove the beneficial vitamins and minerals. Place in the rice cooker.

For Suwandal (white rice) add 2-2 1/2 cups of cold water.

For Maa Vee, Heenati, Nilkanda, Kurulu Thuda (red rice) add 3-3 1/2 cups cold water.

Add a little salt and/or a pinch of ghee, butter or coconut or olive oil. For added flavor add peppercorns, cloves, cardamom, turmeric or cinnamon.

Plug in the rice cooker, switch on and allow the rice to cook automatically.  This will take approximately 30 minutes or so. The automatic rice cooker will shut off itself when the rice is cooked. You need not switch it off as it will keep the rice warm until you use it.

It is best to try these recipes and make adjustments to taste and local conditions.

Gas or Electric stove top instructions.

Put 1 cup of rice in a bowl and wash the rice lightly once.  Place in the cooking pot.

For Suwandal (white rice) add 2-2 1/2 cups of cold water.

For Maa Vee, Heenati Nilkanda, Kurulu Thuda (red rice) add 3-3 1/2 cups cold water.

Add a little salt and/or a pinch of ghee, butter or coconut or olive oil. For added flavor add peppercorns, cloves, cardamom, turmeric or cinnamon.

Place the pan on the gas or electric stove, keep the lid open, adjust the heat to medium or slightly higher so that the rice can boil fast until the water level and the rice level are the same. From that stage onward, the lid should be put on the pan and the fire reduced to a very low heat so the remaining water is slowly absorbed into the rice, making the rice fluffy and grains separate.  If the rice becomes mushy or lumpy add a little oil to the rice and place the rice in an uncovered pan at a low heat for a few minutes.