Normally we make keerai masiyal or keerai sambhar or keerai poriyal, I wanted to try something different at the same time healthy and tasty too, so tried this recipe and it came out very well. In this recipe I have used Mulai keerai / Amaranth Leaves , you can use any type of Keerai/greens. Here is the recipe of Mulai keerai rice / Amaranth leaves rice.....
Cooked rice / Left over rice - 1 Cup
Any type of greens - 1 Cup
Grated Coconut - 1 Table Spoon
Dry Red Chilies - 3 No's
Dhaniya/ Coriander Seeds - 1 Teaspoon
Jeera/Cumin Seeds - 1/2 Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 Teaspoon
Asafoetida - 1/4 Teaspoon
Salt - As per taste.
Oil - 1 Table Spoon
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, then add asafoetida, now add chopped mulai keerai leaves / Amaranth Leaves, add salt and saute till its cooked well. Keep aside. Now add little oil in a pan and fry dhania/coriander seeds, then add jeera, red chilies and lastly add grated coconut fry for a minute and then grind it to a fine powder. Now add rice and ground powder to the sautéed greens and mix well in a medium flame for 2 minutes. Tasty, healthy and easy to make mulai keerai rice / Greens rice / Amaranth leaves rice is ready to eat with chips or pappad by the side.
You can try with any type of Greens/Keerai.
You can add sliced onions.