This is a no fuss and delicious side dish. We made this to go with some lamb chops and they were beautiful together. The recipe was from my new cookbook. I have been trying quite a few recipes from this book, some successes and failures too…This one was a success!
Recipe( measurements are approximate)
Basmati rice cooked 3 cups
Chopped onion-1, Garlic cloves- 2 crushed, Tomatoes – 2 chopped.
Cumin and coriander powder – half tsp. each ( jeera dhania powder)
Carrot – one small ( coarsely grated) and peas ( 1/4 cup)
Vegetable stock _ 1/4 cup or as needed ( optional)
Baby spinach – 1 cup or a big handful
Cashews fried – 10 or more
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil or ghee in a pan, fry onionsand garlic until soft ( about 5 min). Add the tomatoes and cook for about 5 min. To this add the jeera dhania powder and cook for 2 min. Add the cooked rice to it and stir well to combine.
Add the grated carrot, salt and pepper. Add some vegetable stock at this point if the rice seems too dry ( about 1/4 cup) Lay the spinach on the surface of the rice, cover and cook till the spinach is wilted. Fold the spinach into the rice.
Sprinkle fried cashews on the rice mixture. Serve as a side dish or with curry.