Quick and Easy Spinach Rice (Palak Rice)

Quick and Easy Spinach Rice (Palak Rice)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or as needed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 large carrot, minced
  • 4 green chile peppers, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 1 teaspoon roasted coriander powder
  • 1 pinch salt, or to taste
  • 4 1/2 cups water, or more as needed


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir cumin seeds until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add onion, carrot, and green chile peppers; cook and stir until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Add ginger-garlic powder and cook for about 5 minutes.
  2. Pulse spinach leaves in a blender until a paste forms. Add spinach paste to onion mixture; cook and stir until all the water has evaporated from the spinach, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Mix rice, coriander powder, and salt into spinach mixture until evenly combined. Transfer rice mixture to a rice cooker and add water.
  4. Cook spinach rice in the rice cooker according to manufacturer's instructions, about 20 minutes.

05/17/2018
Quick and Easy Spinach Rice (Palak Rice), recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

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