Spinach Fried Rice

Spinach Fried Rice

Spinach Fried Rice

Cuisine: South Indian

Serves: 4


  • Cleaned and Chopped Spinach - 4 cups
  • Cooked Rice - 2 cups
  • Thinly Sliced Onions - 1 medium
  • Ginger Paste
  • Slit Green Chillies - 2-4
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Jeera/Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil/Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Cook 2 cups of Basmati rice and keep aside. Make sure it is not too hot. 
  • Heat oil/butter in a wok and splutter mustard seeds, add onions, green chillies, Turmeric powder, ginger paste and saute till the onions begin to brown. 
  • Add some of the cleaned and chopped spinach and saute till the spinach becomes a little tender but make sure its not completely cooked. You can cover and cook the spinach on low flame for 2 minutes. 
  • Next, add the two cups of cooked rice to the wok and along with it add 1/2 tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp Curry Masala Powder, Salt to taste and saute for 2 minutes. Add more salt if required.
  • Switch off the flame on the stove and sprinkle some remaining chopped spinach and stir in the rice mixture and cover the wok.
  • Serve along with Raitha (An Indian side dish of yogurt containing chopped cucumber or other vegetables and spices) and fried black eyed beans.

Note: Make sure that you don't cook the spinach completely, it needs to be crunchy and hence sprinkling some spinach at the end helps give that taste.



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