Spinach Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
I like to serve this Greek-style rice dish alongside steaks with mushrooms. It makes an elegant side that can be doubled for guests. —Jeanette Cakouros, Brunswick, Maine


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach


  1. In a saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute onion until tender. Stir in water, parsley, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Stir in rice; top with spinach.
  2. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand until rice is tender, 7-10 minutes. Stir to combine.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 235 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 326mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.