Sunday 10 November 2019

Spinach Turmeric Rice

I have grown up with spices, my mother’s spice box was her favourite go to item in her kitchen and now it’s mine. There are regular spices that I always have in my spice box such as Schwartz turmeric chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, mustard seeds and cumin seeds.

Of all these spices, my most used spice is the humble turmeric. Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) comes from the ginger family. The fresh turmeric comes in root form and can it is used fresh or boiled and dried in powder form. Turmeric has many health benefits and you can read all about it here.

How do I use my Schwartz turmeric?

I use it to add flavour to my curries, dhal, rice, smoothies and tea. I also use it in the fresh form to add to my smoothies too. 

Schwartz ground turmeric is available from Tesco. It comes in a neat little jar with a flip lid so it’s perfect to sprinkle with.

I have a few favourite recipes using turmeric. They are turmeric milk,turmeric pickle, turmeric tea that I enjoy daily and my quick fail safe Spinach Turmeric rice. It’s perfect to serve hot with Dhal or cold as a salad accompaniment.

Yield: Serves 2

Spinach and Turmeric Rice

Spinach and Turmeric Rice

Spinach and Rice stir fried in aromatic spices.
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 15 M


  • 400 g Pre cooked cold brown rice
  • 200 g fresh spinach washed and chopped in thin ribbons
  • 8 cashew nuts
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Schwartz turmeric powder


  1. Add one teaspoon oil in a pan and when its hot add the cashew nuts and fry for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan and keep aside
  2. In the same oil add the mustard seeds and when they splutter add the chopped spinach and saute for 1-2 minutes till it just starts to wilt. remove from the pan and keep aside.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon of oil when its hot add the cooked rice, salt, chilli powder and turmeric and toss the rice until its coated with all the spices. Keep tossing the rice for 3-4 minutes until it warms through.
  4. add the cooked spinach and toss the rice again until spinach is mixed with the rice.
  5. Transfer the cooked rice to a serving dish and garnish with the cashew nuts.
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**This post is in collaboration with Schwartz.


  1. I love any recipes with spinach, but have never tried spinach and rice before. I'll definitely add this to my list of recipes to try

    1. It’s a good way to get your kids to eat spinach .

  2. I love adding spice to my dishes, especially turmeric. This rice dish sounds really delicious.

    1. It’s such an easy dish to use up left over rice .

  3. That looks incredible!! Perfect for autumn. I've been craving lovely warming food and love both spinach and rice!

  4. Sometimes I just have a bowl of this rice for lunch because it’s so yummy ,

  5. I love these stir fries made with pre-cooked rice. We can make endless variations. Spinach is such a healthy option. The rice looks so tasty.

  6. Turmeric the one spice I add by default. I need to remind myself that I should not add haldi to some food. Love the rice with spinach. Sounds awesome.

  7. turmeric is such a versatile spice with so many health benefits. This is a great way to utilize it.

  8. My mummy's doctor has recommended Turmeric for her, so we might give it a go and try this dish x

  9. We love using turmeric in our house! This rice sounds so good - I love spinach too!

  10. We have been looking to add more rice dishes to our family menu, I'll have to give this recipe a try

  11. I love tumeric, it’s great for arthritis which my partner has

  12. I’ve never worked with tumeric before but this dish looks absolutely delicious, think I’ll be making this for the gang over the weekend

  13. hello greate article,i like and share my social site this post,thanks sharing..

  14. This article has some of the extensive information for spices. I love the article.


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