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Easy Green Rice Recipe

Chopped fresh spinach produces pretty color in this simple but substantial side dish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the water, rice, spinach, butter, onion and salt if desired; mix well. Transfer to a greased 2-cup baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir before serving. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 149 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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