Spinach Coconut Rice ~ One pot variety rice/ Lunch-box meal

Planning a lunch box meal is a great challenge to most of us, its easy to get stuck with ideas and get bored preparing the same old recipes over and over again. We always make sure that lunch is full packed meal since breakfast in our house-hold does not happen regularly and adding to this the climate at times is chill doesn't make us hungry. 




I tried this variety rice combining coconut and spinach for the balanced flavor and healthy eat. Its a simple one pot meal and can be cooked in a busy morning when you are rushing to finish lunch. This is a no tomato and no onion recipe and hence saves time in preparing. I made the recipe using basmathi rice and you can replace it with any rice variety that you fancy.
RK's verdict ~ tasty & different, no one will believe it is Spinach Rice :P

Recipe ~ Own
Cook & Prep time ~ 15 mins
Serves ~ 2-3 people

Ingredients

Spinach - washed, separating leaves and chopping fine
Shredded coconut - fresh/frozen 2 tbsp
Rice - 1 cup ( I used Basmathi)
Water - 2 cups, to boil 
Salt - as per taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Corriander powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Dry Red chilli - 2-3 
Pepper - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Chana dal - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 4-5 
Oil - 2 tsp (i used coconut oil)

Method 
  • Wash the basmathi rice in cold running water and soak it in cold water. Chop the spinach leaves and keep it ready. 
  • In a large deep pot/ pressure cooker, heat the oil, add the mustard seeds and once they pop add the chana dal, once they turn brown add the coconut, red chilli and curry leaves, stir until the raw smell goes, now add the spinach leaves. Let it cook with a closed lid, stirring occasionally. You will find the leaves shrinking and almost half the quantity, now add the spices and stir well. 
  • Add the required salt, water and the rice to this. Mix well, now taste the water to check for salt and spice level.
  • Close the lid and let it cook for 7-8 mins if you are using a deep pot/ 3-4 whistles if using a pressure cooker
Serve hot with banana chips

37 comments:

  1. it looks simple and different priys..definitely will try this..

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  2. Delicious and nutritious rice..perfect one pot meal.

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  3. Quite a super flavourful one pot meal..Simply inviting and very unique.

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  4. Yummy combo. Delicious for one pot meal.

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  5. The very look of the template is soothing when it was getting loaded :) Recipes, homely!! Loving ur space, much, girl!!
    Keep up the good work! :)

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    1. thanks Bharathy for the compliments :-) so glad that you visited my space.

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  6. Looks very flavorful rice Priya. You are rocking now dear. Truely it is one pot nutritious meal. Love to try it.

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    1. :-) thanks Sanoli... we both are rocking i suppose :P

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  7. Delicious one pot meal...yum..

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  8. Simple and flavorful rice... Looks inviting

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  9. Thanks for visiting my place n for your valuable comment dear.. I am already ur follower...

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    1. Thanks Akila for dropping by :-)

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  10. super spinach rice dear... lovely...

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  11. Interesting combo - methi rice is my fav never tried this !!

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    1. i have never tried methi rice but this one is good :-) thanks

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  12. Simple and delicious rice perfect for lunch box

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  13. Wow Priya! blog looks great! good choice of colors. rice looks delicious and lovely clicks.

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    1. Thanks Swasthi :-) I love the new look too

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  14. like your first pic priya.. nice one pot meal :)

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  15. Comfort dish,love one pot meals..looks awesome.

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  16. Rice looks too tempting!!

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