Courtesy of Earthbound Farm
If you love rice but want to make it more healthful, this is a simple and tasty side dish to add to your repertoire. Just blend the cooked rice of your choice with a sauté of baby spinach that's been jazzed up with Indian spices. This is a very versatile recipe that can be made with other greens such as chard or kale, too. For a change of pace, try adding ginger, basil, lemongrass, and fish sauce in lieu of the garam masala and cumin to create a Thai-style dish.
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon garam masala or good-quality curry powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder, or to taste
Pinch of cayenne pepper, or to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced
12 ounces Earthbound Farm Organic Baby Spinach
2 cups cooked rice, hot
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the bay leaves, cumin, garam masala, chili powder, and cayenne, and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more, stirring constantly so it doesn't burn. Add the spinach and 2 tablespoons of water; cook, stirring constantly, until the spinach wilts, about 3 minutes. Discard the bay leaves.
Place the hot rice in a large bowl and add the spinach mixture. Toss to combine and season with salt to taste. Serve hot.