Health recipe of the day: Greens rice

cr_08_aug7Looking to pack something healthy for lunch to work? Here is a recipe of a rice dish with the goodness of leafy greens that can be made in a few minutes!

Health benefits of Spinach:

Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, foliate, magnesium, iron, vitamin C, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium, and vitamin B6. It also contains dietary fibre, copper, protein, phosphorous, zinc and vitamin E. Nearly a dozen different flavonoid compounds are found in spinach which function as anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agents.


3 cups – greens (spinach, coriander and other green leafy vegetables)
1 cup – Rice
2 – Onions
2 – Green chillies
1 tbsp – roasted Peanuts
1 big – Lemon
3 tbsp – oil

For seasoning:
1/4 tsp – Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp – Cumin seeds
1 tsp – black gram dal
1 tsp – Bengal Gram dal
Cashewnuts – a few

For masala powder:
1.5 tsp – Coriander seeds
1 tsp – black gram dal
1/4 tsp – Fenugreek
1 tsp – Bengal Gram dal
5 – Red Chillies
Asafetida – a pinch


  1. Cook rice and allow it to cool completely.
  2. Cut onions into small pieces. Clean and chop the greens finely and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add the seasonings one by one and add cut green chillies and diced onions and fry for a few minutes.
  4. Add the chopped greens and saute till it shrinks and the raw flavour goes.
  5. Fry the masala ingredients in a little oil and then powder it finely.
  6. Add rice, salt, powdered spices, peanut powder to the cooked greens and mix well in high till everything blends well.
  7. Finally, add grated fresh coconut and squeeze lemon and mix well. Serve.

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