Our family loves rice. I did not always love rice, but I married a man who is half-Vietnamese. Being that his mother is Vietnamese, rice was a staple in his house. I always thought rice was, well, rice. But I know now there is a difference! We eat Jasmine rice–and love it. I always wondered why my 2 year old loved Ba-noi’s (my husband’s mom) rice, and not mine. But when I switched to jasmine rice, that problem was resolved. One of my children’s favorite rice meals can not really be considered Asian, unless you decide that including rice and soy sauce on the side makes it Asian (just about any rice dish in our house has soy sauce as a condiment.)
This dish is great, because you can make it as big or small as you want; you can put many different ingredients in it, and it includes spinach! And the kids love it! (If they like rice.) So this is how I make it. We call it “green rice” as the spinach makes it look green. I know, we’re not very original or creative after all!