Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spinach Rice

Well,here I come with my first recipe! This is a very easy dish to make and requires no much prior preparation!A quick fix solution to those who cannot wait for long to eat good food! I have provided a very simple and step-by-step procedure to make the Spinach Rice!






Required Ingredients:


For Cooked Rice:

1 cup rice
3 cups water

For Spinach Curry:

2 cups of chopped spinach (Can use baby spinach leaves)
1 tsp Cumin seeds
4 red chillies
A pinch of asafoetida
1 tbsp of unsalted butter (Can use even oil)
Salt to taste

For the cooked rice,
  • Cook 1 cup of rice in three cups of water. Rice triples in its volume when cooked.
  • Make sure that the cooked rice are separated and not mushy and lumpy.
  • Set the rice aside.
  • You can cook the rice as the spinach curry is being cooked to save time.
For the Spinach Curry,
  • For the seasoning of Spinach Curry, heat a deep pan and add the butter (or oil) to the pan.
  • Once the butter (or oil)has been heated enough add the cumin seeds.
  • As the cumin seeds crackle,add a pinch of asafoetida and add the red chillies.
{A small tip :Usually red chillies are added while cooking greens for the fact that, people who do not want to eat chillies can easily separate red chillies from the green curry as opposed to finding Green Chillies in Greens!}
  • Add the chopped spinach to the seasoning and mix all the ingredients well.
  • Add salt according to taste and mix well.
  • The spinach will wilt and reduce in quantity.
  • Cook for 10 minutes on medium flame.
  • The spinach curry is done.
  • Ensure that there is no much of water in the curry and the curry is dry.
  • Take the cooked rice and spread it in a wide pan.
  • Add the spinach curry to the cooked rice and mix the rice and the curry well.
  • Hot spinach rice is ready to serve.

Spinach rice can be enjoyed best alone. There is no side-dish required. Raita can be used as an accompaniment if needed.


Enjoy your spinach rice!







2 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Recipe sounds quite good,new to me,looking forward for much more delicious recipes from here Gayu!

Gayu said...

Thank u Raks! Will be more actively blogging after my exams! I am so excited that I received my first comment from you! Thank u sweety!