Thursday, 26 May 2011

Green Rice

Green rice was born bcoz my little one loves Spinach(or Palak) but equally hates Coriander(or Dhaniya) and green split Moong dal. So I thought of making Pulao and adding all the green stuff to it and yes….it turned out to be a good dish with hidden goodies.


1 cup uncooked rice (I have taken 95% rice and 5% dal)

2-3 tbspn chopped spinach

1-2 tbspn chopped coriander

½ cup green peas

1 bay leaf

1 tspn jeera/cumin seeds

2-3 cloves

2 green elachi/cardamom

¼ inch dalchini / cinnamom

1 onion medium sized chopped finely

1-2 tspn oil


• Heat oil in a vessel. Add the jeera, bay leaf, cloves, elachi (slighty crushed) and the dalchini.
• Add the onions and mix well.
• Add the spinach , peas and then the rice and dal.
• Add 2 ¼ cups of water.
• Add salt to taste and put the lid on.
• When the rice is 80% done , add the coriander and mix gently.
• Add a tspn of ghee and mix slighty before serving.