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Rice with Spinach

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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

6
Cals:172.6
Protein:4.1
Carbs:32.3
Fat:2.9
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 generous cup

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • In a small heavy pot, melt the butter. Add rice and saute about 1 minute.
  • Add the water and boullion cube and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Cover and cook 45 minutes, until all water is absorbed.
  • Meanwhile, in a saute pan, heat olive oil. Add garlic and saute until golden.
  • Add spinach and a pinch of salt, mixing well for about 4 minutes.
  • Toss rice with spinach and top with good grating cheese like Pecorino Romano.

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Notes

Makes 4-1/2 cups.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 generous cup, Calories: 172.6 kcal, Carbohydrates: 32.3 g, Protein: 4.1 g, Fat: 2.9 g, Fiber: 1.8 g

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34 comments on “Rice with Spinach”

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    Lauren Campbell

    I’m sorry, but the freestyle points on this recipe are incorrect. There are actually 5 points in 1/5 of the recipe. I did it as a recipe and used the nutritional info listed to calculate.

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      Carol A Hovis

      Using the nutritional info does not take into consideration 0 point food. If you want to recalculate, you should do so by ingredient.

  2. This was a delicious, healthy side to add to our dinner tonight–we loved it! Easy and quick to make, and a good compliment to practically any entree. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Do you think this would be ok if I made it ahead, put in refrigerator and then warmed it in the oven before serving? Do you think it would make the rice mushy?

  4. I've been making this for a few years now, but never commented….One of my favorites from your site!!! I just made it for lunch with some homemade crumbled sausage on top, so delicious!! I think I love it more every time I make it 🙂 Sometimes I double the spinach just because I love it so much. Thanks Gina!