Palak Paneer and Rice Casserole

Servings: Serves 4


  • 1 bunch Spinach blanched & chopped
  • 3 cups Rice cooked
  • 100 grams Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into ½ cm cubes
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 medium Onion finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup Pasta sauce
  • 100 grams Cheddar cheese cut into ½ cm cubes


  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Heat oil and butter in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and let them change colour.
  3. Add onion and sauté till it is translucent. Add spinach, mix and sauté till the moisture dries up.
  4. Add rice and salt, mix and cook for a minute. Drizzle some water, cover and cook for two to three minutes.
  5. Spread the pasta sauce evenly in an oval glass baking dish. Top with a layer of prepared rice mixture and add cottage cheese and cheddar cheese cubes on top.
  6. Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for ten to fifteen minutes.
  7. Serve hot.


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