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Rice Spinach Casserole

"This nicely seasoned casserole combines popular rice and the goodness of fresh spinach," says Mathilda Navias of Tiffin, Ohio. "Topped with Parmesan cheese, it's a savory side dish with any meat."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add rice; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add broth and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the spinach, salt and pepper; cook until spinach is wilted.
  • Transfer to a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 174 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 386mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

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  • cheftam2
    Oct 26, 2020

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  • grandmascooking22
    Oct 28, 2019

    Rather bland but tasty for 174 calories. By adding mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs, herbs and garlic would make it better but more calories.

  • mlworden
    Jan 5, 2014

    The recipe was good, but next time I believe I'll add in some herbs &/or garlic.

  • tstreich
    Jul 11, 2013

    This was very good. Could use a little garlic for my taste, but otherwise perfect.

  • ConnieK
    Jul 6, 2012

    Tasty. Different way to have spinach and rice and simple to make!

  • Chris Recipes
    May 8, 2009

    This is a GREAT way to get my kids to eat spinach. Simple too!

  • DeniseC
    Dec 31, 2006

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