Monday 25 March 2013

Spinach Fried Rice

It is one recipe that I am proud of.
This is an Indian style fried rice with great nutrient value.
Do try and please leave your feedback!

Ingredients (Serves 2)
1 cup Rice 
3/4 cup sweet corn kernels
1 cup Spinach puree 
[3 parts spinach, 1 part Fenugreek leaves (methi) , red/green chillies as required]
1 cup chopped button mushrooms
1 medium size onion finely chopped
10 garlic cloves
1 cup brocolli florets
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp ajinomoto (Optional)
2 tsp oil
Salt to taste

In some oil, sautee 1/2 cup mushrooms for 2 minutes on high flame. Bring it to room temperature and puree.
Make a fine paste of 5 garlic cloves.

For boiling rice,

The rice that I use requires 2 1/2 cups of water for 1 cup rice. To the rice add, 1 cup water, 1 1/2 cup of spinach puree and mushrooms paste put together and garlic paste.

Add 2 tsp oil and salt to taste. Stir well and put the rice to boil.
It will take double the amount of time to boil because of spinach. Cook accordingly.

Cut rest of the garlic cloves to fine pieces.

In a wok (large enough for the rice), add butter. When its hot, add garlic and fry till brown. Add onion and fry till brown.
Now add rest of the mushrooms and fry till water evaporates.
Add brocolli and sweet corn in the end and fry for 5 minutes, no more. Leave the vegetables crunchy.
Add salt and ajinomoto (optional) and mix well.

Put on high flame and add the boiled rice. Mix well. Fry for 5 minutues.

Sumptuous Spinach fried rice is ready!

If you want to give it a little non vegetarian twist, you can add some shredded boiled chicken pieces after tossing them in some butter, salt and pepper.

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