Spinach Rice Recipe (Instant Pot & Stovetop)
Spinach Rice cooked in the instant pot or stovetop as a one-pot recipe. Aromatic basmati rice, with spinach and spices, make this Spinach Rice flavorful and healthy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Rinse the rice and soaking for 20 minutes. Then drain and keep aside.
Start the pressure cooker in sauté mode and heat oil in it. Then add the whole spices such as bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
Then add chopped onions, garlic and sauté for 2-3 mins.
Now add the spices and stir them in with the onions. Turn off sauté mode, so that the spices don’t burn the bottom of the pot.
Add chopped spinach and mix it.
Add rice, water and mix well. Press down, so most of the rice is under water. Close lid with vent in sealing position.
Cook on Manual or Pressure Cook mode for 5 minutes on low pressure. When the pressure cooker beeps, do a 5 minute NPR, which means let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then manually release the pressure by turning the vale to venting position.
Add lime juice and fluff the rice with a fork. Let it sit uncovered for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
To cook on Stovetop
Heat a heavy bottom sauce pan on medium-high heat. Follow the instructions to sauté everything, add spinach, rice, water. Bring to a boil and cover the pot. Reduce heat to medium, and cook for about 10-12 minutes.
Open the lid, add lime juice and fluff rice with a fork. Let it sit, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Serve & enjoy!
Created: This recipe was created in a 6qt Instant Pot DUO60 Multi-use Pressure Cooker and in the 6qt Mealthy Multipot.
Whole Spices: Adding whole spices is optional. You can enjoy this Spinach Rice even if you don't have all the whole spices in your pantry.
Reduce Spice: Skip the red chili powder.
Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 624mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3425IU | Vitamin C: 15.4mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1.7mg