31 juillet 2018

Spanakorizo - Greek Spinach Rice


2 tbsp olive oil 
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (optional)
2 green chillies (half slit)
3  garlic cloves (chopped)
3  onions (chopped)
A bunch of spinach (chopped)
4 cups Basmati rice
6 cups water
1 vegetable stock cube
1 Cinnamon stick
3 cardomom pods
1 star anise
3 cloves
 2 tbsp olive oil
Dill (chopped)
Frshly ground black pepper
Zest of a lemon
Heat the oil/ ghee in a frying pan. 
Add the finely sliced onions. 
When it turns golden brown add ginger ,garlic & green chillies.
Then add turmeric powder, cumin seeds & chopped spinach. 
Remove from fire & then add chopped dill leaves, pepper & zest.
Boil water with stock cube & keep aside.
Heat olive oil  in a sauce pan.
Add Cinnamon, cardomom,star anise & cloves.
When aroma of the spices rises add basmati rice.
When some rice grains change to light brown, add boiled water.
Bring to the boil, cover tightly and simmer until the rice is tender.
When the water has been absorbed, reduce the heat.
When rice is 3/4 cooked remove from fire .
Close the lid tightly. Stir occassionaly with a wooden spatule.
When fully cooked remove the lid, add the prepared spinach & mix.
Garnish with dill leaves, black pepper & zest of a lemon. 
Serve hot with Raita & Chutney.


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