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
Add oil to a pot and heat on medium heat.
Add onions and saute until translucent.
Add thyme, pepper and salt to taste and continue to saute for about 1 minute.
Add spinach and toss to wilt it and reduce the volume slightly
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.
Fluff with fork and serve