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Spinach Rice


Spinach Rice

Spinach Rice

Photo by Cynthia Nelson

Spinach Rice, aka Bhajee (bah-gee) Rice or Vegetable Rice, is more like a Pulao. It is simply is a dish of rice and spinach cooked together.

This rice dish can be eaten as is or as a vegetarian or vegan dish main dish; or it can be served as an accompaniment to a meat, seafood or poultry dish.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  • 3 Tsp oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 whole hot pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 cups chopped spinach (preferably fresh)
  • 2 cups long grain white rice, washed and drained
  • 2 2/3 cups water


  1. Add oil to a pot and heat on medium heat.

  2. Add onions and saute until translucent.

  3. Add thyme, pepper and salt to taste and continue to saute for about 1 minute.

  4. Add spinach and toss to wilt it and reduce the volume slightly

  5. Add rice and water, adjust salt to taste, stir, cover and bring to a boil. Let boil for 3 minutes then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes or until all the liquid has dried out.

  6. Fluff with fork and serve

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