Curried Basmati Rice with Creamed Spinach


This is something I made in an attempt to use up some leftover basmati rice and few random vegetables that were in the fridge. It turned out fantastic, my kids loved the rice ad keep asking for it ever since. Creamed spinach goes well with this rice but you can serve it with grilled vegetables or fresh salad. 

Curried Rice


  • 2 cups cooked brown basmati rice  

  • 1tbs oil

  • 1 large carrot, diced  

  • 2 medium zucchini, diced  

  • 1 large onion , diced 

  • 3 cloves garlic , grated 

  • thumb sized piece of ginger , grated

  • half red bell pepper , diced

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric  

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon  

  • 1/2 tsp curry powder  

  • handfull coriander  

  • salt, pepper to taste  



Heat the oil in a saucepan. Throw in the onion and carrots. Sauté for few minutes. Add garlic, ginger, spices and season with salt. Sauté until fragrant then add zucchini and bell pepper. Once the vegetables are cooked add rice and season it with salt and pepper to taste, add a couple of tablespoons of water if its too dry so the rice can soak up all the flavors

 Creamed spinach


  • 1tsp oil

  • 200g button mushroom, sliced

  • a mixing bowl-full chopped spinach 

  • salt, pepper to taste  

  • 1/3 cup coconut cream

  • 1tbs Cashew Cream



Heat the oil in a saucepan, add mushrooms and sauté for few minutes. Add spinach and let it wilt, then season with salt and pepper. Stir in coconut cream and cashew cream. Once you add cashew cream it will thicken and become creamy. 

Serve rice and spinach together, add some chili pepper slices and garnish it with fresh coriander.

Makes 2 to 3 servings.  

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Sincerely V