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Feb 22, 2012

Quick Palak Rice / Spinach Rice

            Today Day 7 last of Blogging Marathon under the theme, Easy Kids Lunch Box Recipe ~ Rice my recipe - Quick Palak Rice. This is another healthy n yummy rice recipe with palak / Spinach. Thank You Valli for this nice theme, so that i could able to produce some quick n healthy recipes n also get to know more rice varieties from other Marathoners. I really enjoyed doing with this theme, of the seven recipe this Palak rice was more loved by my kids. Even Yesterday also i made this palak rice for them. I served with Carrot Raitha but i forgot to take pictures of that carrot raitha, so will share you that in another post. But simple Curd itself tasted so good with this palak rice. Second time i tried with adding some garam masala powder to the rice that was also so good n spicy which like by my H. For kids the following recipe serves best. Do give it a try n let me know. Now to the recipe....

My other Easy Kids Lunch Box Rice Recipes posted for this BM:

Broccoli Jeera Rice
Coconut Rice With Podi
Sweet Corn Tomato Bath
Carrot Lemon Rice
Tofu Masala Rice
Sweet Corn Cilantro Rice
These rice recipes are done within 20 minutes.


  1. Cooked Rice    1 and 1/2 cup
  2. Spinach   1 cup(roughly chopped)
  3. Onion   1 medium(sliced)
  4. Tomato   1 medium(chopped)
  5. Red Chilli powder    1 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder    1/8 tsp
  7. Sugar   a small pinch
  8. Salt   to taste
  9. Oil    1-2 tbsp
  10. Mustard seeds    1/2 tsp
  11. Cashew nut    2 tbsp

  • Wash n roughly chop spinach , then to a Microwave safe bowl, add spinach,a pinch of sugar n sprinkle few drops of water n microwave it for 2 minutes.
  • Then cool it and grind it to a smooth paste n keep ready.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add musatrd seeds wait till it pop n then add cashew nut n fry till light golden brown.
  • And add sliced onions and saute it for 1-2 minutes.
  • After that add tomato and saute till it turns soft and add chilli n turmeric powder and stir fry a minute.
  • Now add the ground palak/spinach paste and stir fry for 2 minutes and add enough salt and fry well.
  • After that add cooked rice and mix everything well and cook covered for a minute.
  • Then give it a gentle mix and turn off the stove.
  • That's it...Tasty n Healthy Quick Palak Rice is ready.
Notes: For tempering you can also add clove,cinnamon for more flavor n pulao like taste.
Along with cashew nuts peanuts can also be added.
Ginger garlic paste n other spices like garam masala powder can also included to this preparation if u want.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#13


  1. Love these kind of healthy and colorful lunch box ideas.
    Enjoyed running marathon with you. :)

  2. My mother loves keerai puttu and now, seeing this recipe, I wonder why she never thought of making a rice dish out of spinach? I will let her know about this recipe. :) This looks incredibly wholesome and sumptuous. Great lunch box idea for kids and adults alike.

  3. Palak rice looks good..quick and easy one

  4. u have so many rice recipes.....great.n dis looks yumm

  5. Very colorful and healthy Rice!!

  6. I love palak...thanks for the great idea of microwaving it.. Really speeds things up. Am going to give this a try but will add some adrak laysan to it. Thx for sharing!

  7. Awesome Sangee, liked all your rice recipes, this is my favorite..

  8. Looks very healthy & nice! Lovely dishes throughout BM :)

  9. Wow.Rice looks delicious.Bookmarked

  10. Very nutritious and colourful rice...

  11. i m loving every bit about this pulao sangee!! So good and what s that bowl beside the pulao?? Is it raitha if its raitha, then you have completely floored me :)

  12. Rice looks yummy Sangee. Love spinach.

  13. Beautiful clicks.. i am also glad to be back...

  14. quick and tasty meal sangee!...yummy

  15. healthy and delicious rice...nice way to sneak in greens into kids lunch boxes

  16. yummy rice with green color....healthy 1 too

  17. What a lovely color! Lovely one pot meal:-)

  18. Sounds very interessting the palak rice. I ll have to try it out, the flavoures sound already great in your recipe. thanks for sharing

  19. looks perfect and delicious sangee :)

  20. Sounds tasty and indeed easy! A healthy rice variety!

  21. Oh Rice Recipe Maestro, why do you tempt me every now and then with such delightful recipes??
    Too good in each and every way, from its color to its nutrition level. :)

  22. The rice looks so delicious and green. Cannot imagine a better way than this to get some healthy greens in the diet. Yum..!

  23. OMG,what a colourful n healthy all ur lunch box recipes!!

  24. That looks so tempting! Fantastic recipe

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  26. healthy & best for my lunch box :)


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