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Spinach Rice Recipe for Toddlers and Kids | Rice Varieties

Spinach Rice - healthy rice variety with Spinach, vegetables and mild spices! Perfect for lunch box
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Rice/Biryani
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1 medium sized
  • Garlic - 2 cloves
  • Potato - 1 medium sized
  • Green Peas - a handful
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
  • Water - 1.25 cups
  • Salt - as required
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tsp

To grind

  • Palak leaves - 2 cups tightly packed
  • Mint leaves - 1/8 cup
  • Coriander leaves - 1/8 cup
  • Green chilies - 2

To temper

  • Ghee/Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Bay leaves - 1
  • Cinnamon - 1/4 inch piece
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cardamom- 1
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp


Preparation :

  • Wash the rice twice and soak it in for 20 minutes. Chop, garlic, onion and potato into bite size pieces. Set aside.
  • 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 :

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Serving: 3g