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Spinach Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

2 servings

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
Spinach Rice Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

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