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Spinach Rice Recipe

Spinach Rice Recipe

I like to serve this Greek-style rice dish alongside steaks with mushrooms. It makes an elegant meal that can be doubled for guests. —Jeanette Cakouros, Brunswick, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 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. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional 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.

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Baker12952 User ID: 2814236 65999
Reviewed May. 29, 2010

"This recipe was very tasty and quick. I would make it again using less water and more spices. Maybe add some mushrooms and garlic."

grammajody User ID: 3867132 154385
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2009

"This is a good side dish. Gets people to eat spinach even tho they wouldn't eat it plain. Could use a little more seasoning - whatever kind you like. Maybe onion powder.  I boiled it a few minutes after I added rice."

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