Reuse leftover rice and give it a new healthy makeover by adding spinach and mushroom and make it into a bowl of healthy spinach rice in 20 minutes.
Pressed for time and not sure what to make? This super easy one dish spinach rice recipe comes together in 20 minutes and needs one pot and one blender. That’s It!!
I am not sure if I can call this an Indian spinach rice recipe, but as with every recipe of mine, I have added some simple spices to give the dish an extra oommpphh of taste and health.
Do your kids turn up their noses when they see anything green and its hard to get them to eat leafy greens?
This one-pot rice dish may just change that.
Spinach in this recipe is blended into a coarse paste, kids who do not like the slimy texture of spinach will not feel it at all.
Turn this green rice into a power-packed monster chasing punch on a plate…. and watch them devour it!!
And what does this power-packed punch of combining spinach with rice contain?
Well, let’s start….
3. Rice has the required carb source that gives you energy and maintains a healthy body.
I am going on a bit of a tangent here, but I have to share the birth of this recipe.
With both my pregnancies, I was committed to eating healthy, taking all the extra supplements and exercising as I wanted the best for the baby and me!
Come 6th week and even the thought of food made my insides churn!
I felt nauseous, weak and simply speaking horrible!
The one food which would stay in my system was rice.
After surviving on plain boiled rice with salt and a bit of butter, I had simply reached my wit’s end and wanted some vegetables.
So one day I thought of mixing some leftover rice with something more healthy and tantalise my taste a bit!
Rice, is a complex carbohydrate which slowly releases energy into your bloodstream, helping to keep your appetite satisfied as well as is easier to digest especially during the early and late pregnancy days.
So there I was playing with ‘good for pregnancy’ food like spinach and mushroom both rich in folic acid and iron.
What I came up with was something that the entire family enjoyed and was a one-dish meal ready in 20 minutes!
|Spinach (Frozen or Fresh) - 1 cup|
|Mushroom, sliced - 1 cup|
|Boiled Rice - 1 1/2 cup|
|Onions, sliced, chopped or rings - 1|
|Garlic - 3 - 4 pods|
|Salt to taste|
|Olive oil - 3 tbsp|
|Cumin Powder/seeds - 1 tsp|