Baked rice with Spinach & corn

A yummy and easy dish. Leaves you wanting for more and finger licking good.

Ingredients:


Corn – 1/2 cup (washed and cooked)
Spinach – 2 handful(washed and pat dry on a towel)
Onion – 1 sliced thinly
Garlic cloves -5-6 slices
Paprika -1 spoon
Salt as per taste( be mindful as you are adding cheese )
Cooked rice – 1 cup
Oil – 2 table spoons
Grated cheese – 4-5 table spoons(preferably Mozarella)

For the white sauce:
All purpose flour – 2 table spoons
Butter -1/2 spoon
Milk 1.5 cups
Salt as per taste.
Pepper coarsely ground – 1/4 spoon
Method:
Heat a saucepan and add butter and as it melts add the flour and roast it in low flame and as it lets out an aroma add in the milk and with a whisk mix well.
Add more milk if needed or if it gets too thick.
Add the pepper and mix well.
Keep it aside.

Method:
Heat a pan and add the oil and sauté the onions and garlic.
Add in the cooked corn, salt and spinach and sauté for about 2 to 3 minutes.


Now add the rice and paprika and sauté for another 5 to 6 minutes.
Take a ceramic or a baking dish and pour half of the rice mixture and spread it with the spatula.
Now spread some of the white sauce followed by another layer of the rice mixture.


Finally top it with the layer of grated cheese and bake it at 180 degrees Celsius for about 30 mins checking occasionally if it has browned.
Enjoy it hot.

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