Jun 4, 2009

Spinach Rice

This is a simple, delicious and of course a healthy rice recipe. it is a one pot meal and can be made in a jiffy. Any kind of spinach can be used in this recipe. I used baby spinach.

Ingredients
Rice - 2 cups (preferrably basmati rice)
Spinach - 2 cups
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 medium sized
Green peas - 1/2 cup
Cumin / Jeera - 1 teaspoon
Garam masala - 1 tablespoon
Lemon Juice
Oil - 2 tablespoons
Green chilies - 2
Garlic cloves - 4
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Salt as per taste
Directions
Wash and soak the basmati rice. Chop the garlic, ginger, onions and green chillies finely. You can mince the ginger, garlic and chillies together if you want.
Wash the spinach well to remove all the sand grains if any and chop them roughly.
In a pressure cooker, add the oil and add cumin seeds. Once they start spluttering, add the onions and saute till they turn translucent. Add the ginger, garlic, green chillies and saute for a minute. Add the chopped spinach, coriander leaves, green peas along with salt, garam masala and a little turmeric powder. Once the spinach wilts, add the soaked rice along with 4 cups of water and stir all the ingredients together.
Close the pressure cooker and cook until the rice is done.
Serve warm with a simple raita.

It is just that simple!
Sending this to SWC:Cooking with Greens hosted at Creative Saga and also to
Cooking for Kids - Leafy Greens hosted by Pavani and started by Sharmi.

42 comments:

  1. wow.. that is a healthy dish.. too quick.. should be perfect for weekday blocks (when you dont get an idea what to cook or too bored to cook)

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  2. Wat a great greeny rice dish...looks very delicious and easy !!

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  3. A nice and a healthy one...loved the addition of garlic in it.Quick and simple!

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  4. That's so simple and sounds delicious! I love the idea, Divya! :)

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  5. rice looks delicious Divya. Very simple and easy to make

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  6. Simple mmm I would like to make that for sure!!! Love the yellow hues and spinach to it is so healthy!!!

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  7. That looks so good and would be perfect for kids too.

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  8. Rice looks delicious Divya. I love to cook with baby spinach too. Thanks for the entry.

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  9. Great Recipe.. A good way to push in the greens for people like me..

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  10. Looks good ..The yellow rice with the greens !

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  11. I love spinach and cook it nearly twice every week. So this one's definitely on my list to try out.

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  12. I came here expecting to see some sort of green rice, this is such a pretty yellow! Did you add turmeric?

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  13. Really simple and easy recipe...
    Love the color!

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  14. Lovely healthy rice dish Divya :)

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  15. Never saw spinach rice in this colour..Might be because of chopped spinach instead of pureed...Looks yummy..

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  16. We make something similar to this.Instead of spinach we add fenugreek leaves.Greens always healthy.Nice one,will try it out

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  17. Looks colorful & inviting. Nice entry.

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  18. nice, healthy rice Divya! Love the color :)

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  19. Simple and healthy dish..love the color

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  20. Simple and yummy. last week i tried the same:)

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  21. Yummy Yummy.Very nice and innovative idea g boring white rice.
    Good job!
    Visit my blog sometime.

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  22. Really healthy and yum rice recipe...Never tried spinach in rice...Will try this...

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  23. Wow beautiful, vibrant, and healthy delicous.

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  24. wow this looks amazing .. such a nice green color

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  26. simple,healthy and colorful rice.

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  27. wow! yummy looking rice ..i will try this soon :)

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  28. Wow, H E A L T H Y D I S H!! :) :)

    Thanks for the recipe..

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  29. Thats a yummy rice recipe...looks so delicious..Thanks a ton for sending this for the green event..

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  30. Nice bright greenie rice Divya..ready in a snap n so healthy..:)..Good luck with your move da..Have fun setting up the new place..:)

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  31. Rice looks so pretty divya...and you can send this to nags for her event also..

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  32. Lovely colour and nice , easy recipe.

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  33. Hey looks very yummy Divya..the rice loos perfect...and ulundhu vadai super po

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  34. Loved the color of the rice and adding palak makes it more nutritious :)

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  35. I made this today and it was yum! Thanx for the recipe :)

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  36. It is yummy. I made it today for my wife and daughter.

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