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.
- 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
- 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.