Spinach rice

Written by: Shanthi Muthuvel

Spinach leaves are not only more appealing to the eye but more nourishing as well. Spinach is a good source of vitamin C, K and E etc. Spinach rice is a best lunch box dish for school going kids.

Spinach rice

Ingredients:

      • 1 cup – Raw rice / Basmati rice ( i used raw rice)
      • 2 cups – Spinach  (chopped)
      • 1 no – Onion (chopped finely)
      • 2 or 3 nos – Green chillies
      • 1/2 tsp – Ginger (chopped finely)
      • Salt to taste

Seasonings:

      • 2 tsp – Ghee
      • 1/4 tsp – Fennel seeds / Sombu / Perunjeeragam
      • 1/4 tsp – Cumin seeds

Spinach rice process

Preparation method:

  1. Wash and soak rice for 30 mins. Pressure cook rice (raw rice 1:2 ratio / basmati 1 : 1 1/2) for 3 to 4 whistles or until well cooked. Spread the rice in a wide plate and allow them to cool completely.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan, season with items given in the list for seasoning. Add onion, ginger, green chillies along with required salt, saute until translucent.
  3. Then add chopped spinach and saute until they are well cooked. Now add cooked rice and mix everything well together. Check for salt and if needed add more. Simple spinach rice is ready.

Spinach rice

Notes:

  • For raw rice the ratio will be 2 cup of water for 1 cup of rice. For basmati rice 1 1/2 cup of water for 1 cup of rice.
  • You can add 1/4 tsp of garam masala powder or whole garam masala to this recipe for additional spice and flavour.

Spinach rice

7 comments:

  1. healthy option for lunchbox. The color looks inviting. Love the composition too

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  2. A very healthy lunch box recipe. Nice clicks.

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  3. very very healthy rice and looks so delicious !! :)love you presentation on a wood bark :) awesome click !!

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  4. easy quick and comforting rice recipe..

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  5. Lovely presentation ! Healthy lunch box recipe !

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  6. Wonderful lunch box dish, healthy and delicious.

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