Yield: 5 servings

Rice with Spinach

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Makes 4-1/2 cups.

Nutrition

Calories: 172.6kcal, Carbohydrates: 32.3g, Protein: 4.1g, Fat: 2.9g, Fiber: 1.8g
Blue Smart Points: 2
Green Smart Points: 2
Purple Smart Points: 2
Points +: 4