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Spinach and carrot pilau rice

  • Author: Pip Payne
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


A lovely twist on the rice to go with your curry, and with some extra speed foods added! 



  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 large carrot (grated)
  • 200 g basmati rice
  • 100 g baby spinach (chopped)
  • 400 ml boiling water
  • low calorie cooking spray


  1. Spray a large frying pan with the cooking spray, and fry the cumin seeds for 1 minute
  2. Add the carrot and turmeric and stir fry for another 2 minutes
  3. Add the rice and a pinch of salt and pour in 400ml boiling water
  4. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, and cook with a lid loosely covering the pan for 5 minutes. Add the spinach, stir, loosely cover again.
  5. Cook for a further 10 minutes until the rice is fluffy and tender


Chopped coriander sprinkled over the top is lovely as a garnish

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes