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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Spinach Fried Rice


          This is a wholesome one-pot meal in itself with the goodness of some power packed proteins and carbohydrates. Very easy and simple to make, any leftover rice can be easily turned into this tasty spinach fried rice. It is also an excellent lunch box meal and can be enjoyed with raita and papad. Please check for a step by step method with pictures to prepare it.





  • 1 cup basmati rice, soaked for 30 minutes
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tbsp. ghee
  • 1" cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 green cardamoms
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1-2 whole red chilies
  • 1-2 onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ginger, chopped
  • 1 tsp. garlic, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp. red chili flakes
  • 2-3 bunches of spinach, chopped





          Pressure cook the rice in 1 1 /2 cup water for 1 whistle. Spread on a plate to cool down. Heat the oil and ghee in a pan.

          Temper with the cumin seeds, red chilies, bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamoms and cloves. Saute for a few seconds.

          Now add the onion, ginger and garlic. Continue to saute till they turn slightly brown. Add all the dry spices (except salt) and saute for a few seconds.

          Then add the chopped spinach, followed by salt and red chili flakes. Mix everything well and cook on a medium flame till dry.

          Add the cooked rice and combine well. Fry for 2-3 minutes. Switch off the flame and transfer to a serving plate. Serve with raita and papad.

          



                    Heat the oil and ghee in a pan. Temper with the cumin seeds, red chilies, 
                    bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamoms and cloves. Saute for a few seconds.



                Now add the onion, ginger and garlic. Continue to saute till they turn slightly 
                brown. 




                             Add all the dry spices (except salt) and saute for a few seconds.



                                Then add the chopped spinach,




                                followed by salt and red chili flakes. 




                                Mix everything well and cook on a  medium flame till dry.



                  Add the cooked rice and combine well. Fry for 2-3 minutes. Switch off the
                  flame and transfer to a serving plate. Serve with raita and papad.













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