I actually like just plain boiled carrots. Cut in large chunks and cook slowly so they're sweet. Nice cooked in with the meat, like an Irish stew.
I make spinach omelets - we can buy frozen spinach portions, some are about a tablespoon or so in size, some more like 1/4 cup. Defrost in the microwave and beat into an omelet.
A recipe I saw on TV here grated carrots in long strips and stir-fried them in butter as a pasta alternative for kids.
As a side (rather than the rice dish) I microwave a few florets of cauliflower and let a bit of cheese melt on it, with some grain mustard.