This is a dish you can make if guests surprise you. It takes hardly any time. Ten minutes to assemble the dish on the gas and six minutes in the microwave, and voila, it is ready. It is a balanced meal with rice, spinach, mushrooms, egg and cheese. The flavours of Italian herbs and red chilli flakes give it a gentle boost.
Cooked rice 2 cups
Onion 1 large, chopped
Spinach 6 cups, chopped
Mushrooms 1 cup, chopped
Cheddar cheese 1 cup, grated
Italian herb mix 1 tsp
Chilli flakes 1 tbsp
Pepper powder 2 tsps
Salt to taste
Vegetable oil 1 tbsp
Take cooked rice, basmati or any long-grained variety is best. If it is made the night before and kept in the refrigerator, it is even better. Fluff it up with a fork and keep aside.
Add oil to a wok and fry the onions. Add the mushrooms and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
Add the spinach and continue to sauté for another 4-5 minutes till the leaves are wilted. Add chilli flakes, Italian herbs and pepper.
Add the rice and salt and mix well.
Transfer to a glass microwave dish and spread it evenly.
Break the eggs over the rice, sunny side up.
Sprinkle salt and pepper and spread the cheese over it.
Microwave it for 6 minutes and serve hot.