Herb Rice with Spinach and Tomato Gravy


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Herb Rice with Spinach and Tomato Gravy

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This one-dish meal is a delight for the diner! Herby rice with the prominent flavour of coriander is coated with a creamy spinach sauce and a peppy tomato gravy. Together the two saucy layers give the rice dish a luscious mouth-feel and an unforgettable flavour. A topping of cheese adds to the flavour as well as texture of this dish, making it a truly exciting bowlful to place on the table for lunch or dinner. We have cooked the assembled Herb Rice with Spinach and Tomato Gravy in the microwave oven instead of baking it, so the procedure gets much faster. Serve it immediately.

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Herb Rice with Spinach and Tomato Gravy recipe - How to make Herb Rice with Spinach and Tomato Gravy

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For The Herb Rice
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tsp dried mixed herbs
1 1/2 cups cooked rice
1 tbsp butter
1/4 tsp finely chopped green chillies
salt to taste
1/4 cup milk

For The Spinach Layer
1 1/4 cups blanched and finely chopped spinach
1 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
salt to taste
2 tbsp fresh cream
freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste

For The Tomato Gravy
1 1/4 cups blanched and chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp dried oregano
salt to taste
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp fresh cream

Other Ingredients
oil for greasing
4 tbsp grated processed cheese
Method
For the herb rice

    For the herb rice
  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, and add the green chillies, coriander and mixed herbs and sauté on a medium flame for few seconds.
  2. Add rice, salt and milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minutes, while stirring ocassionally and keep aside.

For the spinach layer

    For the spinach layer
  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for few second.
  2. Add the spinach, salt and fresh cream and mash well using a potato masher.
  3. Add pepper powder and mix well. Keep aside.

For the tomato gravy

    For the tomato gravy
  1. Heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the oregano and tomato, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the salt, sugar, chilli powder and fresh cream, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Grease a microwave safe dish with oil.
  2. Put the rice and spread it evenly with the help of a spoon. Press it lightly.
  3. Than put the spinach layer and spread it evenly with the help of a spoon. Press it lightly.
  4. Pour the tomato gravy on top and spread it evenly with the help of a spoon. Press it lightly.
  5. Finally sprinkle cheese evenly over it.
  6. Cover it with a microwave-safe lid and microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy271 cal
Protein5.9 g
Carbohydrates20.2 g
Fiber3 g
Fat18.3 g
Cholesterol26 mg
Sodium209 mg

RECIPE SOURCE : Jain InternationalBuy this cookbook

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Herb Rice with Spinach and Tomato Gravy
5
 on 05 Dec 16 03:14 PM


Simply delicious rice recipe. So quick to make in microwave. Made it when unexpected guests turned up today. Looks great and tasty too . Good combination of rice and veggies. Can have it without any extra accompaniment.