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    Palak Sweet Corn Rice | Pasalai Keerai Sadham | Spinach Corn Rice



    Greens are the best source of nutrition for kids and adults equally, but we almost tend to quit eating them. I was a totally fussy when coming to veggies when I was a kid, and I even remember saying that greens and grasses are for cows and not for human; well, that does not sound weird as many of us do have some absurd reasons to avoid being forced into eating greens. But after growing up I knew the value of them and did start forcing myself to have some. I tried eating it as masiyal or puree, but the worst part is I eat it with hate and gulp it down with liters of water. But when it comes to making some variety rice or curry with palak  I don't mind having a full plate and I never force it, as it is always tasty and pleases my taste buds. Also its a great lunch box recipe and can be made in just 15 minutes if you have some leftover rice. You can serve it with some potato fries or fried papads. This Palak rice is not spicy, but tasty and very filling and you get all the necessary nutrients from just a single serving. I made it more interesting with corn kernels and these chunky and juicy corn kernels makes every mouth a delight and it also tricks fussy eaters into eating the rice. Guess what I had it all without fuss and am sure kids will love it too. Palak being the best iron rich green is my favorite among greens, is tastier than the rest of the greens so I pick it more often when I visit the markets. It is the best for women during all stages and specially during pregnancy as it is said to contain folate a necessary Vitamin that helps healthier growth of fetus. So here comes a one pot meal for picky eaters, women and all grown ups who wish to add taste and health into their plates.


    INGREDIENTS


    Serves 2 to 3 people
    Total Preparation Time - 15 to 30 minutes 
    1. Palak - 1 bunch (chopped; nearly 2 cups) 
    2. Sweet corn kernels - 1 cup 
    3. Cooked rice - 3 cups 
    4. Big onion - 1 
    5. Cumin seeds - 1 spoon 
    6. Garlic pods - 5
    7. Green chillies - 1 
    8. Salt - As per taste 
    9. Oil - 3 spoons + 3 spoons  



    PREPARATION METHOD

    • Steam or boil corn kernels until it gets cooked. Remove from flame once done and set aside. 
    • Pick out the leaves from the spinach stem, wash in running water and chop into smaller pieces. Peel garlic pods and chop into smaller pieces, slit green chillies. 
    • Now place a pan on flame and add 3 spoons of oil. After it heats up add cumin seeds saute for a few seconds. Then add chopped garlic and saute. Now add green chillies and saute for a minute. 
    • Then add the chopped palak leaves and saute well on low flame until the leaves shrink. 
    • Remove from flame and set aside until it cools down to room temperature. 
    • Then add it into a blender and grind into a fine paste. Do not add water. 
    • Now take the same pan, add 3 spoons of oil and saute sliced onions until it turns translucent. Then add the cooked sweet corn kernels and saute for a minute. (do not add water)
    • Then add the prepared spinach paste, salt and saute well on low flame. 
    • The mixture will let out some water so cook for few more minutes until it seems dry. 
    • Now add the cooked rice and break the lumps of rice with the ladle. Stir well on low flame until the rice gets mixed up well with the palak mixture. 
    • Remove from flame once the rice is coated well. Serve
    palak rice 1


    TIP 1: Sweet corn is completely optional. You can avoid the sweet corn kernels and make plain palak rice. 

    TIP 2: You can use basmati rice or normal rice. Basmati rice makes it more tastier. 

    TIP 3: If you have leftover rice right from the refrigerator, reheat it and then use it. 





    A healthy iron rich and tasty lunch bow recipe is now ready!! Serve with papads, potato chips or any spicy curry!!







    44 comments:

    1. Lovely clicks sis, close up samma :) i also love palak, nice idea to add sweet corn... I am sure anna must have loved this one...

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    2. Lovely recipe Divya! I too make something similar with mixed veggies.

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    3. Healthy and delicious rice.. Looks so colorful!!

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    4. Green and yellow combo,wow treat to eyes, loveee palak and corn but i rarely cook together coz of my H, excellent and health one pot meal sis.

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    5. i usually make this for my kutties, liked the addition of sweet corn, lovely n colorful combo...pics la semma inviting a erukku :)

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    6. This looks great. I would eat anything with palak. Masiyal included :-)

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    7. Delicious palak rice, I make without adding corn.

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    8. Delicious divs yes am also in the same club will need lots of water to gulp it

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    9. lovely pictures n lovely recipe :) feeling hungry now !!

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    10. like the color combo of green and yellow.. healthy rice..

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    11. Superb presentation Divya..Tempting rice variation.

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    12. Very healthy, delicious and colourful.

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    13. I love that colour combination and very healthy too!

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    14. very appealing clicks,.... lov this recipe Dear

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    15. What a comfort food!! Reminds me of my Periyamma, she used to make this rice but without corn & that used to taste just right!!
      Lovely recipe, Divya

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    16. Very very yummy Divy... looks so inviting clicks... romba nalla iruku....

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    17. looks very yummy...nice click...

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    18. Lovely clicks dear..Green and yello sema combination divs...i have got one new recipe idea for my hubbys lunch box thanks dear...

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    19. divya, loved your clicks and rice too.

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    20. superb.love the contrast colors and ingredients.lovely clicks.

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    21. what very nice color combo's ..they look so gorgeous :) healthy rice and well made :)

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    22. colorful and delicious rice divya :)

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    23. nice colorful healthy rice. let me know now you can access my blog or not. thanks.

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    24. Delicious and healthy combination of Palak and Corn with rice. Excellent preparation.
      Deepa

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    25. healthy dish Divya! nice clicks

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    26. Healthy combo n loved this one pot meal...

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    27. Yummy Tasty and Healthy rice Divya...

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    28. Very healthy rice Divy dear. Love this green and yellow combo dear. Amazing rice recipe.

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    29. so yummy and tasty rice.. very healthy too

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    30. sama click sis super:)invite panna matingala:)nane varen:)

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    31. Delicious and colorful rice. Healthy too.

      www.indianrecipecorner.com

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    32. bowl looks so cute and so are the pictures and the dish

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    33. I always like keerai saatham very much. Like the way u added corn to it. Healthy and yummy!

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    34. Loved the addition of sweet corn. As usual the pics are amazing

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    35. Such wonderful and healthy saatham. Beautiful collection of recipes.
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      http://priyas-virudhu.blogspot.co.uk
      Do hop in sometime...

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