Spinach Rice Recipe for Toddlers and Kids | Rice Varieties
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Spinach Rice - healthy rice variety with Spinach, vegetables and mild spices! Perfect for lunch box
Recipe type: Rice/Biryani
Cuisine: Indian
  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1 medium sized
  • Garlic - 2 cloves
  • Potato - 1 medium sized
  • Green Peas - a handful
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala - ¼ tsp
  • Water - 1.25 cups
  • Salt - as required
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
To grind
  • Palak leaves - 2 cups tightly packed
  • Mint leaves - ⅛ cup
  • Coriander leaves - ⅛ cup
  • Green chilies - 2
To temper
  • Ghee/Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Bay leaves - 1
  • Cinnamon - ¼ inch piece
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cardamom- 1
  • Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
Preparation :
  1. Wash the rice twice and soak it in for 20 minutes. Chop, garlic, onion and potato into bite size pieces. Set aside.
  2. Clean and wash the spinach thoroughly. Grind the spinach, Coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chilies to a smooth puree without adding any water. Keep it ready.
Method :
  1. Heat a pressure cooker with ghee and add bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom & cumin seeds. Once cumin seeds Starts spluttering, add onions along with chopped garlic. Saute them nicely until golden brown.
  2. Once the onions becomes brown, add the chopped potato pieces, green peas, turmeric powder, garam masala powder along with salt. Fry it for a minute.
  3. Now add the ground greens paste. Fry the paste until the raw smell leaves.Then add the soaked rice to the spinach gravy and mix well.
  4. Add water and bring it to a boil. Then close the lid of pressure cooker and cook everything in a medium flame for two whistles. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and fluff the rice with a spoon slowly. Now add lemon juice, mix well and top with ghee if required.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3
Recipe by GKFoodDiary - Homemade Indian Baby Food Recipes at https://gkfooddiary.com/spinach-rice-recipe-toddlers-kids-rice-varieties/