Spinach / Palak Rice

Blogging Marathon - Day 2

I had a big pack of spinach which needed to be used soon and I was not going to use the whole packet in making spinach palav or any gravy with it. Instead decided to use some of them in my rice and made them just like preparing Methi Rice which you can see here.

Tasted too good and everyone at home enjoyed.

Rice - 1 cup( have used Basmati Rice)
Onion - 1 sliced
Tomato - 2 chopped
Ginger and garlic paste - 3/4 tbsp
Chilli Powder- 1 1/2 tsp( or use half of chilli and half of garam masala)
Spinach leaves - 1 big bunch
Salt as needed
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Lime Juice - 3 - 4 drops
Oil - 1 tbsp

Wash and soak rice for 20 - 30 minutes and cook separately with 2 cups of water and with some salt. Once done remove and cool and fluff it up with a fork.

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, wait for few seconds and add sliced onions. Fry till nice brown and add ginger and garlic paste. Saute for a minute and then add chopped tomatoes. Mash and cook till pulpy and water leaves and oil floats.

Next add chopped spinach leaves( I chopped them as thin as possibble and then a cut here and there). Fry till leaves shrink and are cooked. Also add salt . Finally
and the powders and mix well in oil. Gently add the cooked rice and mix well. Add in lime juice and mix gently so all the masala is mixed up well.

Now over to my fellow marathoners,

30 Minutes Meals: Gayathri Anand
Baked Goods: Monika,
For On Going Events: Gayathri Kumar, Usha
Kids Friendly: PJ, Savitha, Smitha, Srivalli, Veena Aravind
Rice Varieties: Champa, Divya and ME.

21 comments/Reactions:

Divya said...

i was in a plan for posting it tommorow...u posted it today so plan change....love this rice...looks nice...

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very nutritious rice..

Nitha said...

looks delicious...

Unknown said...

good way to use up spinach....healthy and nutritious...yummy one!
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Torviewtoronto said...

this looks delicoius healthy

Raji said...

Very healthy rice..good way to make kids eat spinach.

Champa said...

Nice variation of rice.

Unknown said...

Very halthy and flavourful rice.kids will surely love it.

aipi said...

Delicious n healthy one pot meal!!

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Swathi said...

Delicious one pot meal.

Madhavi said...

Lovely rice..yummyy!!


Unknown said...

Healthy post, Padma - nice :))

Priya Suresh said...

I never say no to palak rice, my fav anytime..

Akila said...

nice and healthy dish...

Anu Nandu said...

That is a nice rice recipe. I sometimes make something similar but add potatoes and peas to it too. Looks very good!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Padma

A very Healthy and tasty looking spinach rice. Very fulfilling.

Hamaree Rasoi

Srivalli said...

Nice way to use spinach..LOL @ divya's comment..

Shanavi said...

good way to push up some greens for everyone .. Lovely

Usha said...

I cook spinach along with the rice, just like pulao.. Looks yummy

Anonymous said...

hi padma ur recipe came out too gud:) i added both methi and palak tasted very gud..

Padma said...

Thanks a lot for trying and giving me your feedback. Adding methi and palak is a great combination and also very healthy.

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