Rice and Spinach Stuffed Shell Pasta
by Tarla Dalal
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Ever imagined combining rice and pasta in one dish, and that too in such an exciting form? In this unique preparation, pasta shells are stuffed with a flavourful mixture of rice, spinach and other suitable ingredients and of course, cheese, then topped with a tomato sauce, and baked to perfection with a sprinkling of cheese. The flavours and textures blend and fuse, and the Rice and Spinach Stuffed Shell Pasta is born, to the delight of all diners!
- Heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and spring onion whites and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Add the spinach and sauté on a medium flame for another 1 minute.
- Add the rice, cheese, chilli flakes and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
- Divide the stuffing into 12 equal portions and keep aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Add the tomatoes, oregano, chilli powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.
- Place the shell pastas on a 200 mm. (8") diameter greased baking dish.
- Fill each shell pasta with a portion of the rice and spinach stuffing.
- Pour 1 tbsp of tomato sauce on top of each stuffed shell pasta.
- Sprinkle the cheese evenly on all the stuffed pasta shells and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 10 minutes or till the cheese melts.
- Serve immediately.
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