Spinach & Tomato Rice Recipe

Spinach & Tomato Rice Recipe
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The sweetness of the tomato coupled with spinach makes a perfect, filling and nutritious dish that is easy to prepare and delicious to consume.

Spinach & Tomato Rice Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 4.3 / 10 (3 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 2 Pounds fresh spinach
  • 2 Cups olive oil
  • 1 Large onion, minced
  • 2 Sprigs fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1 Cup uncooked rice
  • 2-1/2 Cups water
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 Lemon, cut in wedges
How to make Spinach & Tomato Rice:
  • Wash the spinach, chop and set aside to drain.
  • Preheat a heavy-bottomed pot on low heat.
  • Put olive oil in the pot and increase the heat to medium. Add onion and sauté till it is translucent.
  • Add fresh mint and spinach. Sauté for 5 minutes, until wilted.
  • Dilute the tomato paste in the water and add to the pot, with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Increase heat and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Add rice, stir, and cover.
  • Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes or until the water has been absorbed.
  • Do not stir during simmering.
  • Serve with lemon wedges.
  • Spinach & Tomato Rice is ready.