SPINACH AND TOMATO BROWN RICE




SPINACH AND TOMATO BROWN RICE
Tomato rice is my favorite mixed rice variety. I make at least once a week. This time I prepared it brown rice and added some spinach to it. Brown basmati rice is also perfect for this dish. This is my grandmother’s method. We had this rice with raita and fish fry.

INGREDIENTS:
Cooked brown rice, 1 cup.
Ripe Roma tomatoes, medium-size, 3.
Red onions, medium-size, 2.
Fresh or frozen spinach, 1 cup or 1 bunch if fresh ones are used.
Ginger-garlic paste, 1teaspoon.
Green chilies, 1-2.
Chili powder, ½ teaspoon.
Coriander powder, 1 teaspoon.
Turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon.
Mustard seeds, ½ teaspoon.
Fennel seeds, ¼ teaspoon.
Curry leaves and cilantro for garnishing.
Salt as per taste.

PREPARATION:
Cook the rice separately and let it cool. The rice should not be mushy. Wash the spinach leaves and cut into small pieces. Dice the onion and tomatoes and slit the green chilies into 2. Heat a pan with 2 teaspoons of oil. When the oil is hot enough, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add the fennel seeds and fry for 2 seconds. Add the onions and sauté for a few minutes until the onions turn translucent. Now add the ginger-garlic paste, tomatoes, and green chilies and sauté for a few more minutes until everything is blended. Add the chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and salt and mix well. Cook closed under low flame for 5 minutes until the raw smell of the spices goes. Add the chopped spinach leaves to this and let it wilt. Now add curry leaves, chopped cilantro, and rice and mix everything. If needed, 1 tablespoon of ghee can also be added. Serve hot with raita.

37 comments:

Usha said...

Loved this combination, sounds yum!

burpandslurp said...

looks very tasty! this would be perfect with a fried egg on top!

Vibaas said...

love this combi and love the idea of adding brown rice :)

Preeti Singh said...

I generally boil & grind spinach & then make spinach rice but this sounds much easy and tasty...next time I'll try your recipe..

Jaishree said...

I Love this combination.. Looks yum & tasty dear:)

Prathibha said...

Yummy rice Gita....Loved the addition of brown rice

Pooja said...

Yummy and healthy rice Gita...

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wonderful combination Gita,,Picture is awesome..i loved the color.. :)

Priti said...

Lovely combo...looks gud and healthy

Hari Chandana said...

hey very good combination.. looks yummyy :)

Priya said...

Very great combination, healthy and sounds yumm!!

viki said...

Love brown basmathi rice with any combination. Tomato rice with spinach n fish fry seems a perfect holiday treat. Great spread dear.

Vrinda said...

Never tried tomato rice with brown rice..looks so yum and very healthy colorful rice...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

thats a nice combo.. tomato and spinach. looks yummy

Malar Gandhi said...

Love the new do to ur blog. Always healthy menu at ur site...great pictures!!!

ARUNA said...

i love this combo Gita....never tried it though!!!!

Pooja said...

Healthy, yummy and a complete meal packed with nutrients!

Nithya Praveen said...

Wow this is new.Never thot of making it with brown rice,i some how cant relate to brown rice,guess we need an acquired taste for it.Brown rice is supposed to be very healthy too.Looks wonderful!

AnuSriram said...

Looks like a wonderful combo... Gr8 entry! Yummy!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Such a healthy and a colorful dish!!! easy to make, with brown rice the dish should have been even more tastier

Chef Jeena said...

Yum I love your ice dish it sounds and loks so lovely - I love the fried salmon too. :-D

Parita said...

Thats very healthy and delicious combination!!! looks lovely!!

Uma said...

Your blog's new look is nice Gita!

Rice looks so healthy and yummy :) Lovely combo of spinach and tomato!

littletastebuds said...

Healthy rice dish.Nice one.

Sweta said...

Never tried this combo-it must taste great with the raitha and fish fry!!

anudivya said...

Awesome Gita, I make variety rice with the brown variety all the time, and I am glad you are too!
SO, have you shifted to brown rice completely, or is this a change? :)

Cham said...

Looks heavenly good!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Delectable and healthy platter..... Looks yum.....Nice blog makeover....

Lavi said...

hmm..Plate Look's so inviting! Tomato Rice with spinach is a healthy idea.

Chitra said...

looks tasty...today i tried palak rice...using brown rice is new to me..

n33ma said...

This is super healthy,brown rice spinach and salmon..lovely!

Yasmeen said...

spinach and tomatoes go so well,I gotta bookmark your recipe for brown rice ,so much filling with the fish fry:)

Vij said...

Yummy! A healthy nice post. Will try it for sure.

Laavanya said...

I make a spinach rice for my daughter and add some tomatoes as well.. must try this version sometimes.

Pavithra said...

Loved the rice and thats damn healthy..sounds good and yumm

Nath said...

so healthy and unique combination, yummy!

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