Simple Spinach Rice

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Ratings (11)
  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
400 Calories
1g Fat
87g Carbs
11g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Spinach Rice, aka Bhajee (bah-gee) Rice or Vegetable Rice, is more like a Pulao. It is simply is a dish of rice and spinach cooked together.

This rice dish can be eaten as is or as a vegetarian or vegan dish main dish; or it can be served as an accompaniment to a meat, seafood or poultry dish.


  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 whole hot pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 4 cups chopped spinach (preferably fresh)
  • 2 cups long grain white rice, washed and drained
  • 2 2/3 cups water

Steps to Make It

  1. Add oil to a pot and heat on medium heat.

  2. Add onions and saute until translucent.

  3. Add thyme, pepper, and salt to taste and continue to saute for about 1 minute.

  4. Add spinach and toss to wilt it and reduce the volume slightly

  5. Add rice and water, adjust salt to taste, stir, cover and bring to a boil. Let boil for 3 minutes then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes or until all the liquid has dried out.

  6. Fluff with fork and serve