Palak/Spinach-Broccoli rice

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DSCN0307                                                     Ready to serve Spinach-Broccoli rice with salad

Time taken: 45 minutes

Serves:  4-6

Two popular veggies the palak/Spinach and the Broccoli needs no introduction.  Both the veggies are extremely good from the point of view of health.  I have already put up a couple of recipes on this blog like the Broccoli stir fry, paratha, and a number of palak dishes too.  I wanted to incorporate greens in combination with Broccoli which is available in plenty here and hence this recipe is coming up today. This can be a lunch box and a party dish too.   Here it goes…

What you need to have:

1. Basumati rice – 1 cup

2. Chopped  Spinach/palak – 4-5 cups

3. Broccoli florets – 2 cups

Ingredients of Seasoning:

1. Chopped onions – 1 cup

2. Chopped Tomatoes – 1/2 cup

3. Chopped Garlic – 5-6 pods

4. Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

5. Chili powder – 1 teaspoon

6. Dhania jeera powder – 2 teaspoon

7. Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon(home made)

8. Salt – as per taste

9. cooking oil – 2 tablespoonDSCN0280

                                                                      Chopped Spinach/Palak


                                                                       Broccoli florets

DSCN0290                                                                  Ingredients of seasoning

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and chop Broccoli into florets and also wash and chop spinach fine and keep it aside. Peal garlic and chop it fine too.

2. Wash, peal and chop onions fine, also wash and chop Tomatoes as well fine and keep it aside.

3. wash and drain water from Basumati rice and cook it in the cooker in such a way that the grains are separate.  Spread it on a plate and allow it to cool.DSCN0287                                                                     Cooked Basumati rice

4. Add oil in the cooker and when heated add chopped tomatoes and allow it to fry till mushy.   While being done, add chopped garlic to it and fry till crispy. DSCN0292                                                    Chopped tomato being fried along with chopped garlic

5. Add chopped onions from step-2  along with salt and fry it till transparent.DSCN0293                                                      Chopped onions being fried adding a little salt

6. When done, add all powders in a row and give a strong stir.DSCN0296                                                                 All powders added in a row to it

7. Add chopped spinach to it and let it stay on the flame till it wilts and the moisture is given out.DSCN0298                                                                   Chopped spinach being added to itDSCN0299                                                                        Spinach being wilt

8. Add chopped Broccoli florets to it and cook till a little soft using the moisture in it(To my surprise it cooked right in no time.)DSCN0301                                                                 Broccoli florets being added to itDSCN0303                                                                   Spinach-Broccoli masala mix

9. Check for salt and add cooked rice from step-3 to it and give a stir gently with a wooden spatula so that nothing is crushed.DSCN0304                                          Cooked rice being mixed in the Spinach-Broccoli masala

10. Transfer it to a serving plate and relish with salad..Yummmmmm!!!!DSCN0306                                                           Spinach-Broccoli rice with salad

Time taken: 45 minutes

Serves 4-6

Good to remember: 1. Cook  rice in such a way that grains are separate.

2. Use fresh spinach and Broccoli for best results.

3. One can use any masala powder of her choice.

4. One can even cook Broccoli florets separately in a different vessel.  But to my surprise it was cooked ideally and also the masala being incorporated to it well.

9 thoughts on “Palak/Spinach-Broccoli rice

    Saranya said:
    May 15, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Broccoli in rice? I am going to try it right away 🙂

      prathibalrao responded:
      May 15, 2015 at 11:52 pm

      Hi Saranya,

      Please send me da feed back!!!!

    Tricipali Iyer said:
    April 9, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Sahi jaa rahe ho gafur bhai.

      prathibalrao responded:
      April 9, 2016 at 5:34 pm


      I did not understand the meaning of the comment at all. Please translate it even though i can do it for sure. but still…..

    healthyindiankitchen said:
    April 23, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    My daughter loves broccoli….excellent recipe 🙂

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