Rice with Spinach

Sauteed spinach combined with rice makes a delicious side dish I just can’t get enough of!

This is one of those side dishes I make when I need to go shopping and don’t have much left in my refrigerator. I always keep frozen spinach on hand for emergencies.

Rice with Spinach
Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 5 • Size: almost 1 cup • Points +: 4 pts • Smart Points: 2
Calories: 172.6 • Fat: 2.9 g • Carb: 32.3 g • Fiber: 1.8 g • Protein: 4.1 g  


  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 chicken or vegetable bullion
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 10 oz frozen spinach, thawed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • salt
  • fresh grated cheese (optional)


    In a small heavy pot, melt butter. Add rice and saute about 1 minute. Add water and bullion and bring to a boil. When all liquid evaporates, reduce flame to low and cover. Cook about 15 minutes. Shut flame off and keep covered another 5 minutes to let the steam finish cooking the rice.

    Meanwhile, in a saute pan, heat olive oil. Add garlic and saute until golden. Add spinach and salt, mixing well for about 4 minutes.

    Toss rice with spinach and top with good grating cheese like Pecorino Romano.

    Makes 4-1/2 cups.