Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Brown Rice and Spinach Pilaf

This is a very simple and healthy recipe. It has a lot of fiber, proteins, vitamins and all the other good stuff. This pilaf can be eaten with any raita or curry instead of normal rice/pulav. 
Heat a pan and add 1 tsp olive oil. Add 2 tsp chopped garlic and saute for a minute. Add 1 cup frozen spinach to it and keep stirring. When it is soft, add crushed black pepper and 1 cup of brown rice. 
Add 2 cups of water/chicken/veg stock and stir. Add salt to taste. Cover and cook for 25 -30 mins (or as per instructions on the brown rice packet - brown rice takes longer to cook than normal rice). Open the lid 5 mins after you turn off the gas. Fluff it with a fork. Garnish it with dried cranberries and boiled egg (optional - but tastes yummy if you add it).

I am sending this as an entry to Divya of Dil Se': Healing Foods - Spinach Event  originally started by Siri of Siri's Corner

17 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Yum Recipe Rupali, will try it without eggs as I don't eat those.

Rashmi said...

looks really healthy.

R said...

thnx priya (u can definitely try without the egg) and rashmi!

Suma Gandlur said...

The brown rice and spinach make this dish more healthier. I would like it with some papad. :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Rupali, there is an award for you in my blog, pleased get it :)

Sushma Mallya said...

wow looks delicious and loved the egg on top of it...nice recipe rupali,will surely give it a try

Pavithra said...

very healthy .. and i loved ut presentation as well

R said...

thnx suma - papad would be really yummy :),
priya, u peaked my curiosity, will check ur blog soon!!,
thnx sushma - yes it does taste good w/egg if u eat it,
thnx for ur appreciation pavithra!!

Nithu Bala said...

Dear Rupali, you have awards waiting at my blog..please do collect them..

ruchikacooks said...

Looks colorful with the eggs, spinach is very healthy with rice..simple but satisfying

R said...

OMG Nithu, that so nice of u!! will definitely collect them soon :)) thanks!!

R said...

thnx for ur appreciation ruchika!!

Trendsetters said...

this is very appetizing

Divya Vikram said...

Looks so healthy! Thanks for sending this in for the event.

R said...

thank you trendsetters!

thanks divya, can't wait for the roundup :)

Meena said...

Such a lovely dish...I make a similar dish often...very nice set of recipes...will be back soon to check out more recipes:)

R said...

thanks meena, keep visiting :)