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Spinach Pilau Recipe

Looking for an easy Spinach Pilau recipe? Learn how to make Spinach Pilau using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by fabangel4i

Makes 4 servings



A great rice dish for both flavour and texture, freezes well and spinach is soooo good for you. This recipe also contains 1.2 portions of the recommended 5-a-day fruit and veg per serving. Serves 4 | Prep 10mins | Cook 30mins 226 calories Per Serving

Recipe Ingredients for Spinach Pilau

150 g Baby Spinach
1 medium Onion, finely chopped
1 clove Garlic, crushed
1/2 tablespoon chili, green finely chopped
1 tbsp Oil
1 medium Carrot, grated
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Ground Ginger
150 g Basmati Rice, White
20 g Almonds, Flaked

Recipe Directions for Spinach Pilau

  1. Preheat oven to 150C

  2. Rinse spinach and boil in a small amount of water for 10 minutes. Drain well, chop roughly and leave to one side.

  3. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil, add rice, cover and simmer briskly for 8 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, stir fry onion, garlic and chilli in the oil over a moderate heat for about 5 minutes (or until onion is starting to turn golden). Stir in carrot and continue to stir fry for one minute. Add turmeric and ginger and stir fry for a further minute. Remove from heat.

  5. Strain rice in a colander and rinse with boiling water. Transfer rice to an oven-proof dish (with a lid), stir in vegetable and spice mixture until evenly distributed, stir in spinach.

  6. Put lid on dish and cook in the oven for 10 minutes, Stir in flaked almonds just before serving.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 129.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
228
Calories from Fat
59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.5g
10%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
54mg
2%
Potassium
407mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
37.6g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3.1g
12%
Sugars
2.4g
Protein
5.5g
Vitamin A 121% Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 8% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
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