Araikeerai as called in Tamil is a widely used green in India. Amaranth leaves are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and folate and minerals like calcium, iron , potassium , zinc and copper .
This rice is simple and easy to prepare.
Amaranthus leaves – 1 cup
Cooked rice – 2 cup
Onion – 1
Green chilly – 2
Garlic – 2 cloves
Curry leave – a sprig
Oil – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
Salt as required
Heat oil in a kadai , add the cumin seeds and let it splutter.
Now , add the chopped onion , garlic , slit green chillies and curry leaves.
Sauté well till the onions are translucent.
Add the amaranthus leaves and sauté for five minutes , by this time the leaves will be cooked.
Add the rice and required salt , stir well.
No sidedish is needed.