Sunday, January 23, 2011

Spinach Rice

Spinach Rice is a very easy dish to make and requires no much prior preparation. A quick fix solution for those who cannot wait for long to eat good food. I usually make this after I am back from a tired day of work. I have provided a very simple and step-by-step procedure to make the Spinach Rice



Required Ingredients:

Cooked Rice - 3 cups
Baby spinach - 2 cups
Oil/Butter - 2tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1  1/2 tsp
Red chillies - 4-5
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt to taste

Method:
  • Heat a pan and add the butter (or oil). Then add the cumin seeds, red chillies and asafoetida.
  • Once the cumin seeds start to crackle, add the chopped spinach to the seasoning . Add salt according to taste and mix well.
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes on medium flame. The spinach will wilt and reduce in quantity.

  • Spinach takes very less time to cook. Once the spinach curry is done, add the cooked rice. Mix the rice and the curry well. 
  • Let the cooked rice cool for a while before adding to the spinach rice. Otherwise the rice may get lumpy and mushy.
  • 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!


Notes : 
  • Usually red chillies are added while cooking greens due to 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!

18 comments:

Priya's Feast said...

luv the baby spinach...my fav,i used to make this for my kid

Pia said...

its really simple and healthy spinarh rice.

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Jaisy James said...

spinach rice looks delicious

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Wow this is quick, easy and healthy

Prathima Rao said...

Love the color...Easy to make, tasty & healthy...all in one??? Superb!!!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Lovely blog first time here. Nice recipes.

revathi said...

Lovely looking rice.... the pics are very nice... very inviting..
Reva

savitha ramesh said...

very healthy dish for kids....

aipi said...

that sounds so comforting, filling n healthy..loved the gorgeous green color :)

US Masala

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

I love the easy breezy rice... and the color looks adorable :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

very healthy and easy recipe with stepwise explanations

Swathi said...

spinach rice looks delicious.

Priya said...

Such a healthy and delicious green rice..

Quay Po Cooks said...

Definitely a very healthy bowl of rice. Should eat more of these.

Pushpa said...

Spinach rice looks delicious and super healthy.Love the pot.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Thoroughly enjoyed ur recipes and happy to follow u to instantly note them as u post. Spinach rice looks very tasty and the illustrative clicks are good.

Kajal said...

Hello Chef’s Paradise,

Thank you dear for your comment. One thing I share with you I like your blog name Chef’s Paradise very much……….this is great name for blog….

Last week I also made Spinach rice with slight different from your but your also looking yummy and tasty dear…..great job. I always love this referencing juice of lemon...

Now Serving said...

The step-by step pictorial is superb! The rice looks so healthy and tasty! Wish I could be your taster :)