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Cilantro Spinach Rice

9 Jan

cilantro_spinach
Kotthimera Palakura Annam

Ingredients:

Raw Rice 2 cups
Cilantro 1 bunch
Spinach 1/2 bunch
Ginger 2 inch piece
Green Chillies 3-6
Cloves 4
Cinnamon 3 inch stick
Bay Leaf 2
Green Cardamom 2
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tbsps

Method of preparation:

Peel, wash and roughly chop ginger.
Remove stems, wash and roughly chop green chillies.
Clean and wash cilantro and spinach thoroughly.
Remove hard stems, roughly chop washed cilantro and spinach.
Blend the chopped cilantro, spinach, green chillies, ginger and salt into smooth paste adding sufficient water.

Wash rice thoroughly three times.
Cook in 4 cups of water until almost done.

Heat oil in a pan, add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf and green cardamom.
Add the cilantro spinach paste and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
Then add the rice and mix thoroughly to coat the rice with the fried paste.
Cook covered for 5 mintues or until the rice is soft and cooked.
Serve hot with any raita.

Notes: Add your choice of vegetables( onion, peas, bellpepper, carrots, potato…) or nuts( cashews, almonds…) before adding the cilantro spinach paste.