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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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

One 2/3 cup serving (calculated without salt) equals 149 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 33 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.