Brown Spinach Rice (Check Rice)
Brown Spinach Rice aka Check Rice - A healthy African way of cooking rice spiced up with curry powder, garlic, and paprika. Vegan
Servings 4 -5
- 2 cups brown rice
- 2 -3 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1-2 teaspoon minced garlic
- ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
- 6-8 cups fresh spinach
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon curry powder optional
- 4 cups chicken stock or water
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt or more adjust to taste
- Black pepper to taste
In a food processor blend spinach and parsley. Set aside
Wash rice until water runs clear. Drain water.
Heat a saucepan with oil. Then add onions, garlic, paprika, curry, scotch bonnet pepper (optional), and sauté for about a minute.
Stir in rice to the pan, about 2 minutes, then add 4 cups of stock/water, bring to a boil reduce heat, and simmer until rice is almost cooked- about 15 -18 minutes into cooking.
Then add spinach and parsley mixture. Combine and mix thoroughly.
Continue cooking, for a few more minutes until rice is completely cooked. You may add more stock if needed.
Adjust for salt and pepper. Serve warm
Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 927mg | Potassium: 566mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4660IU | Vitamin C: 19.9mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 3.3mg