Rice Bran oil is also known as rice bran extract is extractedfrom the inner husk and germ of rice. It is notable for its high smoke point which is at 213C. So it is suitable for stir frying and deep frying and as Indian cooking uses both types of cooking methods, the oil is suitable for all kind of Indian cooking. Fortune, a very famous brand in India has introduced Rice bran oil and I got a chance to review the product. Thanks to Blogadda for this opportunity. From the day I received the oil, I have been using it in my day to day cooking and have seen no difference in flavour. Hubby never detected anything different. I also used it in dosas and they came out very tasty.
Fortune Rice Bran Oil comes with 10 benefits:
1. Highest Cholestrol Lowering Oil- Heart Friendly
2. Oryzanol-Improves HDL/Ldl Ratio. Healthier Heart.
3. Balanced PUFA/MUFA-Cleaner Blood Vessels
4. Balanced Fatty Acids-Balanced Nutrition, Balanced Health.
5. Tocotrienols & Phytosterols-Anti Cancer Properties.
6. Squalene-Improves skin tone and delays wrinkle formation.
7. Vitamin-E- Helps maintaining balance in Nervous systems.
8. Natural Antioxidants-Protection Against Diseases.
9. Ferulic Acid-Stimulates Hormonal Secretion and Rejuvenates Health.
10. Low Oil Absorption-Healthier Food.
Use it in day to day cooking and be healthy...
Though I am using rice bran oil in my day to day cooking, I also tried using it in baking and guess what-I got a very good result. You can substitute any recipe asking for oil with rice bran oil to make a healthy bake. I tried out these cute delicious petite fekkas with Fortune rice bran oil today. These are mini version of the Moroccan fekkas which are related to Biscottis. I replaced eggs with curd/ yogurt. They were super crispy and very flavourful because of the fennel and sesame seeds used. Though the preparation of dough is easy the cutting part is quite tedious. It took one hour to cut and bake the given amount of cookies. They are quite addictive and you cannot stop at handful!!!
Recipe Source: Moroccon Food
Fortune Rice Bran Oil-1/4 cup
Vanilla Essence-1 tsp
Curd/ Yogurt-1/2 cup
Baking Powder-1 tsp
All Purpose Flour/ Maida-2 1/4 cups
Fennel Seeds-2 tbs
White Sesame Seeds-2 tbs
1. In a bowl cream together sugar, fortune rice bran oil, butter, curd, vanilla essence, baking powder and salt.
2. Add the flour and the seeds and mix to form a dough.
3. Knead to make it smooth.
4. Divide the dough into 12 portions.
5. Roll each portion into a rope to the thickess of your finger.
6. Place the ropes on a tray and refrigerate until firm.
7. Preheat oven to 200C.
8. Take one rope at a time and slice it into 1/8" slices.
9. Arrange on a lined baking tray.
10. Bake for 4-5 minutes or until the base is golden.
11. Remove the fekkas along with the butter paper and place it on wire rack.
12. When cool remove the fekkas from the butter paper and store in airtight jar.
13. Finish baking the remaining ropes.
Mix all the ingredients excpt flour and seeds.
Add in the flour and seeds.
Mix to form a soft dough.
Knead until smooth.
Divide into 12 portions and roll each portion into a rope.
Place them on a try and refrigerate. I used my chopping board.
When firm slice each rope into 1/8" slices.
Arrange on a lined baking tray.
Bake until golden.
Serve and Enjoy!!!
Today is the second day of Blogging Marathon #25 Week 4 and the alphabet for today's cooking is M and that is why I chose this Moroccan speciality.
Labels: FLOUR, MOROCCAN, PRODUCT REVIEW, RICE BRAN OIL, SNACKS, SUGAR, SWEETS