It is a healthy and delicious dish which can be prepared quickly. A flavorful rice recipe combined with Spinach makes it ideal for a weekday lunch or pack it for your lunchbox. Here it is made minus the veggies. But an addition of your favorite veggies (like potato , carrot or peas) makes it more nutritious and tasty.
Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
- rice – 1.5 cups
- Spinach – 1 large bunch (washed and chopped coarsely)
- Tomato – 1 (cubed)
- onion – 1 (sliced)
- ghee / oil – 2 teaspoon
- jeera – 1/2 teaspoon
- whole garam masala
- cashew nuts – 10,roasted for garnish (optional)
- green chilly – 2(optional)
To grind :
- grated coconut – 1/4 cup
- Coriander leaves – 1 bunch
- onion – 1
- Chilly powder – 1 teaspoon
- garam masala – 1 teaspoon
- mint leaves and garlic (optional)
Step 1 : Blend together the ingredients to grind to a smooth paste
Step 2: Heat ghee/ oil. Add jeera and whole garam masala.After a while, add onions and saute until lightly brown.Add the tomatoes and green chillies
Step 3 : Add the chopped spinach and mix well. Let it cook for a while.
Step 4 : Then add the ground paste to the spinach mixture and mix well.
Step 5 : Add rice and salt . Combine well.
Step 6: Then add 3 cups of hot water and cook until the rice is done and water is dried.
Step 7 : Garnish with roasted cashew nuts(optional) and coriander leaves
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