Spinach Rice Casserole

Spinach Rice 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.'"
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45 m servings
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  1. 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.
  2. Transfer to a 2-qt. baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (3/4 cup) equals 174 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 386 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

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I used brown rice & cooked it with 2 cloves of garlic on the stove top for 30 minutes before adding the spinach. I also used all chicken stock instead of using the water. Otherwise I followed t...

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This was quite a nice addition to a weekday evening meal -nothing spectacular, but a quick and easy rice bake that was simple enough that it would be good along a variety of dishes. Everyone lik...

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I used brown rice & cooked it with 2 cloves of garlic on the stove top for 30 minutes before adding the spinach. I also used all chicken stock instead of using the water. Otherwise I followed t...

Yum, this was good. Because of the complaints of blandness, I threw in two cloves of garlic with the onion and used all chicken broth instead of chicken broth and water. I also uncovered the cas...

I thought this was pretty good, but I think the cooking time is too long. I used basmati rice and boiled it for 10 minutes. I added the spinach and covered it, letting it sit for a few minutes...

this is very good and cheesy. i'm going to make it again adding zucchini, carrots, and asparagus to make it a bit more of a main dish. i will definately be taking this as a dish to pass for my f...

I actually used a 9x13 baking pan and left it uncovered in my oven so the cheese would be browned and there was more surface area for more cheese -- yummers! I cooked it at 375 for just under 2...

Good, light and healthy lunch. Used brown rice, added some shredded carrots, garlic powder, a little mozz cheese and more pepper . Thank you

I did like some of the other folks and added about 4 cloves of garlic. I also put in a can of drained petit diced tomatoes. Everything else was as written and it turned out great!

I have made his twice, exactly as written and it is a great little side dish. I just wanted to say that I think this dish is just as good even before putting it in the oven. Just take it straigh...

This was quite a nice addition to a weekday evening meal -nothing spectacular, but a quick and easy rice bake that was simple enough that it would be good along a variety of dishes. Everyone lik...

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