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Spinach and Peas Fried Rice | Kids Lunch box Ideas

Spinach and Peas Fried Rice
Here is a great way to enjoy spinach. In this recipe palak leaves are sauteed till it wilts and tossed with rice, pepper, with a splash of soy sauce. Peas adds up an additional flavor to the dish. Spinach Peas fried rice is one of my favorite food. Because it is a simple and healthy dish which you can make for your kid. You will be fully satisfied to pack a healthy lunch box for your child.

Spinach and Peas Rice for lunch box

Spinach and Peas Fried Rice

Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Lunch box
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 15 mins | Serves: 3 

Cooked Rice - 2 cups
Peas - 1 cup
Onion - 1
Spinach - 2 cups, chopped
Green chilli - 1
Ginger - 1/2 tsp
Garlic - 1 tsp
Soy sauce - 1 tsp
Black Pepper - 1 tsp, (adjust to taste)
Spring onion / Coriander leaves - 1 tblspn
Salt - to taste
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tblspn


Cook the basmati rice adding salt and allow it to cool. Once cooled, fluff the rice and set aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add finely chopped ginger and garlic.

Add in chopped green chilli, onion and cook till it becomes soft.

Add the peas and chopped spinach. Stir fry for few mins. Add little salt and sugar. We have already added salt for rice, so add little salt.

When the spinach leaves wilts, add the cooked rice and mix well.

Now, add soy sauce and pepper powder. Toss well to mix properly.

Add spring onion green and toss again. Serve :)


If you don't like to add soy sauce replace it with lemon juice.

Ingredients for spinach peas rice
Soak basmati rice for 20 mins and cook adding salt. Fluff it once cooled. I missed green peas in the picture
ginger garlic
Heat oil in a pan, add finely chopped ginger and garlic
chopped onion
Once it browns, add in chopped onion and green chilli. Stir fry till onion becomes soft
spinach peas added
Now, add the palak leaves and green peas. Saute for few mins
sugar salt added
Add sugar and salt. Saute till the leaves start to wilts
add in rice
Add in cooked rice and mix well
soy sauce
Add in soy sauce
pepper powder
add in freshly ground black pepper
toss well
Toss well so that it gets mixed evenly
Spinach Peas Ready
Its ready!

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