Spinach Rice | Palak Rice

Cooks in: 10 Minutes Serves: 2 People

Spinach/Palak is one of the healthiest leafy vegetable, and we all know about its health benefits. It is a good source of iron, zinc, insoluble fibre, diabetic friendly, rich in Vitamin C and A. Many dishes can be made with this pocket friendly nutritious veggie. This simple mixed rice variety made using millets makes the dish even more healthier!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Precooked Cooled Kodo Millet
  • 2 Cups Chopped Fresh Spinach Leaves
  • 2 Tbsp Frozen Green Peas
  • 1/3 Cup Chopped Onions (cut into thin small strips)
  • 2 Slit Green Chillies
  • 1.5 Tbsp (Cold Pressed) Oil
  • 8 Pepper Corn
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 each (Bay Leaf, Cardamom)
  • A Pinch of Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice

Directions:

  1. In a small pan heat oil and add the whole spices and sauté for a minute. Add onions and sauté till transparent. Add peas and green chillies, cook for a minute.
  2. Now add spinach leaves, salt, turmeric powder and sauté till it shrinks and the moisture is evaporated. Switch off.
  3. Mix in the precooked millet, lemon juice and mix thoroughly. Serve immediately.

Note:

  • Other millets like Foxtail, Little, Proso, Barnyard can also be used.
  • Adjust green chillies according to your taste.

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