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Corn and Spinach Rice

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Usually when it comes to spinach, it would be a great challenge for me to make my kids consume it. So I do combine the spinach with rice with spices too enhance the taste and flavor of the rice. Already have updated on such recipe – Spinach Rice, which I have roasted the spices and grounded the masala to enhance the flavor.

This Corn and Spinach rice is very easy, simple, delicious, and healthy and takes just 5 to 10 minutes to prepare. A best lunch box recipe, also I have been sharing my daily lunch box in instagram – do follow and stay connected with our instastories.  Also this requires very few ingredients that are available in all the kitchens. Let me share the recipe…

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Corn and Spinach Rice

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Ingredients:

  • Sweet Corn – ¼ cup
  • Spinach – ½ cup
  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder – ½ tsp
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Flavored spices (Cinnamon – 1, Cloves – 3 nos, Star Anise – 1 no, Bay leaf – 1 no)
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive oil or Coconut oil – 2 tsp

Preparation:

  • Clean and separate the spinach from the stalk and roughly chop them to small pieces.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions and garlic to small pieces. Slit the green chilli to equal halves.
  • Heat oil in the pressure cooker, pour the oil, add the flavored spices and wait until they splutter.
  • Add the finely chopped onions and garlic, cook in medium flame for few mins or until they trun golden brown in color.
  • Add the green chilli, corn and spinach, followed by salt, cumin powder, black pepper powder and cook for few mins or until the spinach shrinks in size.
  • Add the rice and pour water, cook until the rice is steamed, if you are using pressure cooker, pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  • Transfer the rice to a bowl.

Serve hot with any veg or non-veg gravy along with pappad/appalam.

Note: If you are using frozen corn you can use it directly, else steam the corn, separate the corn kernels from the corn and use them.

 

Lemon Rice

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Lemon rice is one among the traditional and authentic food of tamilians. I use to prepare variety rice very rarely, mostly in times of lazy or when I have lemon in large quantity or when I am back to home after tour. My husband loves variety rice to core, moreover people pack lemon rice for picnic, and it would stay fresh for a day. The combination of lemon rice with paruppu vadai, potato chips and lemon pickle are unbeatable. Let us move on to the recipe…

Lemon Rice with vadai, chips and pickle

Lemon Rice with vadai, chips and pickle

Ingredients:

  • Steamed rice – 2 cups
  • Lemon juice – ½ cup
  • Channa dal – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split black gram – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilies – 4 nos
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Asafoetida / Hing – ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Squeeze out the juice form lemon and pick out the seeds.
  • Add in turmeric powder, asafoetida, and ½ tsp of salt to the lemon juice and mix well along with ½ cup of water.
  • Pinch the red chilies into medium pieces.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add in mustard seeds, split black gram, channa dal, pinched red chilies and curry leaves. Wait till they crackle.
  • Give a stir and pour in the lemon juice to it. Cook for few mins, until the lemon juice becomes thick and the oil floats to the top of it.
  • Keep in medium flame, add in the steamed rice and mix it well with the lemon juice.
  • Remove from the fire, once it gets mixed well.

Serve hot. I have accompanied with paruppu vadai, potato chips and lemon pickle.