Simple Spinach Rice

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 3
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 1 bunch- spinach leaves washed, drained
  • 1/2 cup- grated cheese
  • 1.5 cups -basmati rice
  • 5 -green chillies
  • 1 inch piece- ginger
  • 1 tbsp -butter
  • 1- onion slice into thin long strips
  • salt
  • 1/2 tsp- dalchini (cinnamon)- clove powder
  • 1 cup- cabbage thinly chopped
  • 1 -lemon, juice
  • 1/4 -cup milk

How to Make Simple Spinach Rice

  • Keep plenty of water to boil. When hot add salt, 8-10 drops lemon juice and rice. Cook till almost done.
  • Drain in colander.
  • Cool by spreading on a thali or plate. Keep aside.
  • Put spinach, green chillies and ginger in a blender.
  • Do not add water. The sustained water is enough for blending.
  • Warm butter in kadai (pan), add the spice powder and onions.
  • Fry till they are light brown.
  • Add cabbage, lemon juice, salt and spinach paste. Fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add the above fried masala to rice leaving behind 1 tbsp mixture.
  • Add half cheese. Delicately blend the masala with rice till evenly mixed, preferably with finger so grain does not break.
  • Transfer to a casserole, spread the leftover paste on the rice.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese and the milk.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, covered with foil or cling film depending on the oven.
  • Serve hot.