Spinach Rice 🍚 With Roasted Urad Dal Lentils

INGREDIENTS (4 servings)
1 Cup Basmati rice 🍚
1/2 Cup Urad dal (skinless black gram lentils), washed
2 teaspoons salt
1 Tablespoon corn or canola oil
1/2 teaspoon whole cumin (jeera)
1 Cinnamon stick
3 Curry leaves πŸƒ
2 Cups fresh baby spinach, washed and sliced very fine
1 Green chili 🌢, washed and cut
2 Tablespoons fresh Coriander, chopped

Wash rice 🍚 and soak in water πŸ’¦ for one hour and then strain out the water.
Boil 4 cups water in a medium sized pot. Once it boils, add the rice and 1 teaspoon salt
Let it cook until most of the water is soaked up, keeping it slightly undercooked. Strain the water from the rice. It will look like this.

Take a clean saucepan and heat the oil in it. Once hot, add chili, cumin, cinnamon stick and curry leaves πŸƒ
Saute for one minute then add the urad dal. Let it roast until golden brown.
Add the remaining salt and the rice. Mix well.
Reduce the heat to low and add spinach and then cover for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with coriander and serve hot.

Allergy friendly: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free and Nut Free.

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