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.

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Rice with Spinach


  • 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)


  1. In a small heavy pot, melt butter.
  2. Add rice and saute about 1 minute.
  3. Add water and bullion and bring to a boil.
  4. When all liquid evaporates, reduce flame to low and cover.
  5. Cook about 15 minutes.
  6. Shut flame off and keep covered another 5 minutes to let the steam finish cooking the rice.
  7. Meanwhile, in a saute pan, heat olive oil.
  8. Add garlic and saute until golden.
  9. Add spinach and salt, mixing well for about 4 minutes.
  10. Toss rice with spinach and top with good grating cheese like Pecorino Romano.

Makes 4-1/2 cups.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 5 servings, Serving Size: almost 1 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 2
  • Points +: 4
  • Calories: 172.6 calories
  • Total Fat: 2.9g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: mg
  • Carbohydrates: 32.3g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Sugar: g
  • Protein: 4.1g
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