Friday, August 22, 2008

Sauteed Spinach & Garlic Rice

So, I got back from the gym, and had to cook up lunch before he left for work, and decided to make the sauteed spinach dish as it can be cooked in a jiffy! I made this dish earlier this month on the spur of the moment. Just put together something and it was tasty. Before I posted this recipe, I wanted to check the time, measure and then make it. But, alas, I didn't! I was in a hurry & I just made it. So, measurements are approximate. I added a little more rice, than I liked, so have reduced rice in the recipe.





Ingredients
Spinach - 1 10 oz bag
Rice - 1 cup
Garlic - 2 tsps
Ginger - 2 tsps
Green Chili - 2
Peanuts - 2 tbsp
Soy Sauce - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Olive Oil - 1 tsp


Preparation
Mince garlic & ginger. Slit chili lengthwise. Roughly chop the spinach. Grind peanuts to a chunky powder. Cook rice.
Heat oil in a non-stick skillet
Saute garlic, ginger & chili till garlic turns brown. You should also get a nice masala aroma.
Add chopped spinach. Sprinkle the soy sauce. Cover and cook for 30-45 secs.
Add cooked rice and salt (if required) and toss well.
Sprinkle the ground peanuts and serve.


I didn't add any salt as the soy sauce was salty enough for us. This dish is quite spicy - of course it depends on what chilies are used. I used the thai green chilies. The ginger, garlic, chilies, soy sauce & peanuts can all be varied to taste.

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