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Spinach Rice


  • 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.


Average Rating: 4.333333
  • Malissie
    Jul 14, 2019
    I really appreciated this recipe I needed something tasty and cheap. I sautéed the onions and then used regular white rice I just added the water to the onions with parsley and cooked the rice. I also used fronzen spinach and servers it immediately. I also like to add my own seasonings and next time I will experiment with adding mushrooms or cheese
  • MarineMom_texas
    Jun 17, 2018
    I prepared this dish tonight. I used instant brown rice but it took much longer to cook. Next time I will use instant white rice or cooked brown rice. I will decrease the oil, too, and add a little more spice. I used baby spinach and it was delicious. We both cleaned our plates. This is quick and easy to prepare.
  • Baker12952
    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
    Dec 31, 1969
    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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