Basmati Rice – 1Cup
oil -2 tbsp
Onion – 1/2 med, finely sliced
Fennel Seeds – 1 tsp
Black cardamom – 1
Cinnamon Stick – 1 peace
Cloves – 1
Green Cardamom – 1
Bay leaf – 1
spinach – 1 bunch/ chopped(2 cups)
Carrots – 2, grated
Water -2 cups
Red chili powder to taste
Salt – to taste.
Wash and soak the basmati rice for at least 1/2 hour.
In a microwave-safe dish which is at least 4 deep and holds at least 4-5 cups, add oil,fennel seeds, onions, Big cardamom, cinnamon stick, Green cardamom, Bay leaf and cloves, Mix well.
Microwave uncovered for 3 minutes.
Add in the chopped spinach and the Grated carrots. Mix Well and microwave for another 3minutes, uncovered.
Drain the water from the soaked Rice and add it in the bowl. Add salt, Red Chili powder and 2 cups water. Mix well and cook covered for 15 minutes, stirring and checking every 5 minutes.
Let the Rice stand for a few minutes before you fluff it up with a fork. Serve hot with Raita, Yogurt / pickle. serves 2.