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Palak rice
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Moderately healthy

Palak rice

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Time to cook

30 minutes

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Difficulty

Easy

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Serves

2

A nutritious Indian dish, made with fragrant basmati rice cooked with a blend of spinach, onions, garlic, and aromatic spices .

A nutritious Indian dish, made with fragrant basmati rice cooked with a blend of spinach, onions, garlic, and aromatic spices .

Ingredients

Spinach

2 cup

Picador Chillies

2 chilli

Fresh Ginger

0.5 inch

Fresh Garlic

2 clove

Basmati Rice

0.75 cup

Vegetable Oil

1.5 tbsp

Bay Leaf

1 leaf

Cloves

3 Clove

Cinnamon

0.5 inch

Cardamom

2 pod

Mace

1 strand

Star Anise

1 star anise

Cumin Seeds

0.5 tsp

Onion Raw

0.5 small

Lemon Juice

1 drop

Water

1.25 cup

Salt

1 pinch

Step-by-step instructions to cook

Prep

1

Rinse basmati rice until the water runs clear of starch.

2

Soak the rice in enough water for 20 to 30 minutes, then drain and set aside.

3

Rinse and roughly chop the spinach leaves (palak).

4

In a blender, combine the spinach, green chilies, ginger, and garlic and blend it to a smooth puree.

Cooking

1

Heat oil in a pressure cooker.

2

Add whole spices - Bay leaf (tej patta), cloves, cinnamon, green cardamoms, mace, small star anise, and cumin seeds (jeera) and saute until they splutter.

3

Add thinly sliced onions and saute until golden.

4

Stir in the prepared spinach(palak) puree and saute for 4 to 5 minutes on low heat.

5

Add the rice and mix well.

6

Season with salt and add water.

7

Cover and pressure cook for 8 to 9 minutes or 2 to 3 whistles on medium to medium-high heat. Allow the cooker to release pressure naturally before opening the lid.

8

Once the pressure drops, remove the lid and fluff the rice.

Nutrition information

(per serving)

Carbs

Carbs

27.1

Proteins

Proteins

2.9

Fats

Fats

4.6

Fiber

Fiber

2.0

159

kcal

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