Fried rice is always handy which does not require any side dish and it is full of nutrients as it has many veggies in it. It comes handy when ever i feel lack of time for cooking. It is whipped up in a jiffy with out much effort. Especially my little one also likes it as it is less spicy. Today i have come up with another combination for the fried rice.

One day morning i planned to prepare fried rice for my hubby's lunch box and opened up the fridge and there was no carrots. I found a bunch of spinach over there and i made fried rice out of that and we liked that healthy version of fried rice. So i thought of sharing with you the recipe.

Spinach and sweetcorn fried rice recipe

Spinach| Palak, chopped- 1 big bunch
Sweetcorn, fresh or frozen- 1/2 to 3/4 cup
Basmathi rice- 1 cup
Oil- 3 teaspoons
Garlic- 2 cloves
Soya sauce- 1 teaspoon
Pepper- to taste
Sugar- 1/2 teaspoon
Salt- to taste
Spring onion- 1(optional)
Sweetcorn Spinach Fried Rice

  • Half cook the rice with salt and enough water then drain the excess water. Spread the rice over a broad plate and allow to cool (or) Cook 1 cup of rice with exactly 1.5 cups of water and fluff the rice with fork.
  • Heat oil in a wide pan or wok and add the garlic and the white part of spring onion if you wish to add.  Cook till the aroma arises.
  • Now add the spinach and cook till it shrinks by constant stirring, when the moisture is almost dry add the sweetcorn and cook for a minute. Once the  mixture is almost  getting dry add the salt and cook for fifteen seconds.
  • Add the cooked rice and sugar increase the flame to high and cook the rice by constant stirring or tossing for about 2 minutes.
  • Finally sprinkle the green part of spring onion and switch off the gas.
  • If you want this rice more spicy add a teaspoon of schezwan sauce with soya sauce.
  • If you prefer scramble an egg with a pinch of salt and add with this.
  • Note: Adding egg, spring onion, schezwan sauce is optional.
  • Do not cook and burn the spinach before you add the rice.
Spinach Sweetcorn fried rice