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how to prepare palak rice


What are some of the reasons to know how to prepare palak rice? Palak or spinach is filled with health qualities. Further, this dish is tasty. If you want to break the monotony of regular rice dishes, then this food is a good choice. Another top reason to find out how to prepare palak rice is it is easy to make.

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The palak rice recipe has only a few and simple steps. If you want to make a healthy and delicious rice dish in a hurry, say in about 15 minutes, assuming you have cooked the rice, then palak rice is a great choice.

Palak would be great for children's health also. Some kids, however, do not like this green leaves. For them you may want to make this rice, as this will be an another route to feed palak.

TIP
It is common to make chitranna with left-over rice. With the same, and if you have palak, you may want to make palak rice to try something different and take advantage of the palak or spinach health benefits.

Ginger, garlic, onion and turmeric are among the other ingredients of palak rice, also known as spinach rice, that further moves it forward in the health line.

What's is a good side dish for this rice cuisine? Cucumber raita or onion and tomato gravy are two of the good matches for this food. A slice or two of onion and tomato are also good choices. Fresh and plain curd too is a good bet.





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Servings: 2-3

Ingredients:

1. Palak / spinach / palakura / pasalai leaves, 2 small bunches
2. Rice 1/2 cup
3. Oil 1 tablespoon or to taste
4. Cinnamon pieces, 3-4
5. Cloves 4-6
6. Ginger-garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon
7. Onion, sliced lengthwise, 1

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8. Green chilies 2 or to taste
9. Dhania powder 1/2 teaspoon

dhania powder
Make fresh dhania powder at home.
10. Turmeric 1/4 teaspoon
11. Salt to taste
12. Coriander leaves, chopped, 1 tablespoon
13. Lemon juice to taste

How to make Palak Rice?


1. Cook the rice in such a way it is not even slightly soft.

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Cover to keep the rice hot. Keep aside.
2. Pick the palak leaves and wash them.

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Bring 2-3 tablespoons of water to boil.

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Add palak and cook for 1-3 minutes.

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TIP
Do not cook the palak for a long time, as it would become bitter.

Remove the palak from the utensil and keep aside for the leaves to cool.

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Do not discard the water, as it contains nutrients. You can use the water to swirl the contents of the mixer jar after you grind the palak or use the water to cook the rice.
3. Add palak and chilies to a mixer jar.

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Grind to a fine paste.

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NOTE
You can grind without using water.
4. Heat oil till it becomes hot.

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5. Add cinnamon and cloves. Fry for a few seconds.

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6. Add onion.

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Fry till onion becomes golden brown.

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7. Add ginger-and-garlic paste.

Fry till there is no raw smell.

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8. Add the dhania and turmeric powder.

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Fry for a minute.
9. Add the palak paste and salt.

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Fry till the oil separates.

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10. Add the cooked rice.

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Mix gently and slowly to prevent the breaking of rice.

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Fry till the rice becomes hot.

Taste. Add salt, if necessary.
11. Add lemon juice and coriander.

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Mix.
12. Palak rice or spinach rice is ready.

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TIPS How to Prepare Palak Rice
1. Add a teaspoon of ghee, in Step 11, to make this dish richer.
2. Cook sprouted moong and add it in Step 10 to make the spinach rice more nutritious.
3. Add cashew nuts for a richer taste.