Rice Vegetarian

Spinach Rice Indian Recipe

Spinach is a wonderful green-leafy vegetable and full of anti oxidants.It is also considered to be anti cancerous.Feeding spinach or palak to kids is a big challenge.So I decided to make this recipe palak rice on a weekend ,which is so wonderful and full of nutrition and my daughter just loved it.

Benefits of Spinach

Spinach has an extremely high nutritional value and is rich in antioxidants. It is a good source of vitamins A, B2, C and K,It is also rich in magnesium, iron, calcium and potassium etc..

It is anti-carcinogenic  including breast, prostate and ovarian cancer. Spinach also boosts eye health and has strong anti-ageing properties.

A recent study found a bowl of spinach every day increases muscle efficiency.

Main ingredient

  • Spinach(1 bunch)
  • Basmati rice(3 cups)
  • Garlic (9 to 10 cloves)
  • Garam masala(cardamom,cinnamon,cloves) grounded
  • Salt(as per taste)
  • Green chillies(4 to 5)

Preparing the rice

  • Soak rice for half an hour
  • Add the rice in boiling water and cook till it is long and white
  • The rice should not be too soft
  • Strain water from the rice

Preparing the palak

  • Mean while boil palak in a skillet of water with a pinch of salt for 2 mins
  • Strain the water and grind it smooth in the mixed  with garlic and green chillies
  • Add a tbsp of ghee in the kadai
  • Add 3 tbsp of oil
  • Add garam masala powder  and bay leaves till a sweet smell evolves
  • Then add the grounded palak mixture and sauté for 5 minutes
  • Add salt
  • Add rice and mix thoroughly over medium flame till the mixture is dry and  leaves the pan.
  • Ensure that the rice does not become soggy
  • Serve with curd raita
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    Spinach rice

    Rice infused with the flavors and natural colors from spinach ,a delicious wholesome meal

    Ingredients

    Main ingredient

    • 1 bunch Spinach
    • 3 cups Basmati rice
    • 9 to 10 cloves Garlic
    • Garam masala (cardamom,cinnamon,cloves) grounded
    • Salt (as per taste)
    • 4 to 5 Green chillies

    Instructions

    Preparing the rice

    1. Soak rice for half an hour
    2. Add the rice in boiling water and cook till it is long and white
    3. The rice should not be too soft
    4. Strain water from the rice

    Preparing the palak

    1. Mean while boil palak in a skillet of water with a pinch of salt for 2 mins
    2. Strain the water and grind it smooth in the mixed  with garlic and green chillies
    3. Add a tbsp of ghee in the kadai
    4. Add 3 tbsp of oil
    5. Add garam masala powder  and bay leaves till a sweet smell evolves
    6. Then add the grounded palak mixture and sauté for 5 minutes
    7. Add salt
    8. Add rice and mix thoroughly over medium flame till the mixture is dry and  leaves the pan.
    9. Ensure that the rice does not become soggy
    10. Serve with curd raita

 

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Aboutindrani

Indrani Sen is a teacher,lecturer in Information Technology/Computer Science for the past 12 years. She has authored 4 text books in Information Technology.
She is passionate about cooking and loves to blog about food and travel.This blog is like my baby as I have built it from scratch by myself with little help from colleagues ,friends and of course Google.

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