Spinach Rice

Spinach rice is a delicious as well as a healthy rice delicacy. Spinach is a good source of zinc along with vitamin A and antioxidants.

spinach rice

(serves 4)

spinach leaves
  • Boiled Rice 4 cups
  • Spinach 1 bunch (about 250 gms)
  • Green chilies      2
  • Cumin seeds  2 tsp
  • Asafoetida     a pinch
  • Salt 1 tsp or to taste 
  • Red chili powder ½ tsp 
  • Lemon juice 2 tsp
  • Ghee/oil 1 ½ tbsp

Method of preparation

  1. Remove the stem, wash and split the green chilies.
  2. Remove the thick stems, wash and finely chop the spinach leaves.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds. When seeds crackle, add asafoetida, green chili and chopped spinach. Mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
chopped spinach
  1. Now add boiled rice, salt, red chili powder, and lemon juice; mix well . Sauté for 2-4 minutes.  

Serve with the Raita of your taste.

Tip: If you are in a hurry use frozen spinach instead of fresh leaves.