Sunday, November 22, 2009

Turnip green rice topped with cashews and cheese

The best part I like about cooking rice with greens is that, the outcome is a wonderful two in one dish saving time and giving a wholesome complete meal with double the nutrition in half the prep time. You can call it a comfort meal cooked up in just minutes with some precooked left over rice and a bag of frozen precut greens. 
I cook a variety of rice dishes with various greens like spinach, cilantro, podina (mint) each having its own flavor. Here I used turnip greens that are low calorie and rich in fiber, vitamin C and folic acid.
Turnip greens are mild in taste like spinach with a faint yet pleasant bitterness. This Freshly fried up rice in sauteed turnip greens spiced with typical Indian spices and topped with toasted cashews and parmesan cheese will make a nice and warm dinner that can be relished simply with some plain yoghurt or raita of choice.

2-3 cups Precooked rice
bag of frozen or fresh cut turnip greens

1 small onion chopped (optional)
1 tbsp garlic paste
salt to taste
2 tbsp grated parmesan
for tempering:
3 tbs oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp fennel fowder
1 tsp garam masala
1 dried red chilly halfed

Heat oil in a kadai and add cumin seeds. when seeds start to splutter add the garlic paste, rest of the tempering ingredients followed by onions. Saute till golden brown and add the greens. If necessary sprinkle a few drops of water and saute until the greens are cooked well. Now stir in cooked rice and mix well and fry a little until the rice brown very slightly on the edges. 
Take of the flame and top with toasted cashews and grated parmesam  cheese and the green rice is ready to serve.

Serving suggestions: Serve with a dollop of creamy plain yoghurt or raita of choice.

Turnip Greens on Foodista

This recipe along with the following rice dishes is making its way to Srilekha's event on EFM Variety rice series                        


  1. oh wow!!! thats a new and yummy yummy rice..Looks delicious..

  2. New comer here .Your turnip rice is new to me .Do drop by my blog

  3. Its new to meeeeeee. Nice one dear...

  4. I agree!It is nice when you combine the both of them, it gives you a nutritious one pot meal!!Looks delish!

  5. lovely post sounds yummy yumm and healthy.

  6. Looks good, can I try some please :)

  7. New dish for me...looks very delicious!!

  8. Very new one.Yummy rice for event entry.Please collect ur award from my blog

  9. Such a new dish..turnip green rice looks delicious and prefect.

  10. What a yummy title! I'm drooling here right now! I'd have that bowl right now!

  11. Totally new rice recipe..liked all the ingredients in them...

  12. wonderful new recipe to me raje..Looks delicious..Thanks for sharing dear.:)

  13. Hi Raje...thanks for stopping by my blog and the lovely comment. You have a wonderful blog :)...the turnip rice sounds interesting...looks colorful and delicious :)

  14. Healthy and delicious rice... nice way of adding in rice... looks colorful and yumm :)

  15. Nice, healthy recipe. looks yummy.

  16. havne't seen anything like this before. good one :)

  17. New and interesting dish. Rice looks colorful and yum:).

  18. looks lovely raje, never heard of this rice, its really nice and yummy

  19. That looks and sounds so tasty and healthy! I love any kind of rice dish. I'm collecting rice dish recipes, I'll add yours to my collection:)
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and the kind comments. I love your blog and I'll come back very soon:)

  20. So many varieties of Rice ! Gonna try one by one for sure :)

  21. Thanks for sharing.. new variety... rice.

  22. Looks wonderful and sounds very healthy a must try version for everyone:)

  23. healthy recipe and looks very nice.thnks for visiting my blog.will visit ur space often.

  24. Wow! What a great rice recipe! I love rice :)

  25. A good way to use these greens and a delicious recipe too!

  26. Oi, amiga!
    Conheci seu cantinho e amei!!!
    Que receita deliciosa e nutritiva... além de linda e apetitosa.
    Você é muito talentosa!
    Aguardo você em:
    Beijinhos carinhosos.
    Itabira - Brasil

  27. Lovely recipe and a great space. Please collect an award from my blog..

  28. Wow...that's an yummy and healthy recipe...

  29. Dear Raje
    This is very new for me and I am going to try this one soon.
    best wishes

  30. That is so new to me and it sounds and looks so yummy

  31. nice idea of adding cheese ot pulav..

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  33. Hi Raje, this recipe is so innovative da, looks so delicious and fresh. Book marking!

  34. hi,

    First time here....u ve a great blog!...glad to follow u! do drop by

  35. Love all ur rices..
    Deinitely going to try them out one by one.....

  36. Hi Raje,
    Kindly accept the award from my blog dear

  37. Hi Raje,merry xmas and a very happy new year...


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