Main Course, Recipes

Spinach and Corn Rice

Happy St Patty’s Day!! Fresh Spinach and corn adds a sweet flavor and heartiness to rice. Spinach is a superstar of all greens, it is packed with high levels of iron and rich in calcium. It has vitamins and minerals that other foods don’t have. Spinach has a remarkable quality of increasing blood, restoring energy. (Remember the Popeye movies!! Every time he opened a can of spinach he got the energy instantly to fight) Spinach also helps with bone health.

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Corn is added to remove the slight bitterness that the spinach adds to the rice. Corn is a source of high fiber and it supports the growth of friendly bacteria in our large intestines.

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This recipe is simple and satisfying, it tastes even better with a bowl of plain yogurt. The color that it gives the rice is very pleasing and soothing to the eye.

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Ingredients

1 cups of rice soaked for 30 mins

1 cup of fresh spinach washed and pureed

1 cup water

1/2 cup  frozen or fresh-cut corn

salt to taste

2 bay leaves

2 tbsp of coconut oil

Directions

1 Wash and soak the rice for 30 mins . Heat oil in a pot and add the bay leaves, fry for about a minute. Add rice and fry for 3 mins.

2 Add in the spinach puree, water and salt and bring it to a boil and cook uncovered till the water level is reduced to the level of the rice and then cover and simmer for 20 mins .

3 Fluff with a fork. Enjoy with Okra and Potato stir-fry.

 

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