Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Spinach Rice ~Blog Hop Wednesday 2nd November.

This is my 6th entry for Blog Hop Wednesday started by Radhika of Tickling Palates. Its a beautiful concept where not only do you get to make new  blogger friends, cook from their blogs but in return they visit your blog and try out your recipes too.

If you are interested in  joining Blog Hop Wednesday here is how it works:

"The plot behind this attempt is to form groups and make pairs with a blogger who will be your partner for that particular week. This happens every alternate Wednesdays. You will then go through your partner’s blog, select, choose, cook, click and post the recipe in your blog on Wednesday and vice versa. The alternate week you will have a new partner. This way not only you tend to your blog at intervals but also learn some new recipes along the way and get to know a lot of bloggers and make friends."

This weeks challenge I have been assigned Ayeesha's blog Taste of Pearl City, when I checked out her blog to select a recipe, I was amazed at the content but more so with the fantastic photos of all her dishes.I wanted to savour each and dish. Having indulged in lots of rich food over the festival period , I choose to make this simple spinach rice dish. The only changes I made was to replace the carrots with the peas. It turned out delicious.

Fragrant basmati rice cooked with tender sweet peas and spinach.


8oz  Cold cooked Rice
4oz fresh baby Spinach finely chopped
2 oz boiled peas
1 teaspoon finely chopped chilies
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
5-6 curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon olive oil


1. Heat oil in a pan when it is hot add the mustard seeds, curry leaves, cumin and green chilli.
2. Add the chopped spinach and saute for 1 minute, then add the boiled peas, turmeric powder and salt.Cook until the spinach has wilted , this should only take a few minutes
3. Add the boiled rice to the cooked spinach mixture and stir fry gently.

Transfer to a serving dish .
Serve with Pickle and yoghurt raita.

You may like:
Lemon Rice

Submitting to:
Healthy Lunch Event by Smita hosted by Kavi of Edible Entertainment


  1. Sounds like fun and a great way to network! The rice dish looks very yum, and I like the peas with the chilies. Good choice.

  2. bookmarked it right away ...thanks for the healthy version..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  3. Spinach rice looks yummy, tempting and very healthy.

  4. simple n healthy rice...looks delicious

  5. i am feeling hungry here..perfectly done.

  6. really healthy and new combination of pulav

  7. lovely healthy recipe. Loved the combo

  8. wow wow wow!! yummy! & sooo healthy! Do link it to my event too! :)
    Kavi | Edible Entertainment
    Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge

  9. Looks so yumm :) Love this combo

  10. Very healthy and inviting rice.

  11. Wat a healthy and delicious inviting rice..

  12. We made this yesterday with the fresh spinach and shelled peas from the cart outside our apartment here in Mysore, thanks for the inspiration!


  13. looks great and i think this would be great for kids' lunch box!


  14. Mouthwatering delicacy!!!!

    Has been long since I prepared something good... :D

    Ash... :)


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