Simmered Italian Rice Recipe -
Simmered Italian Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Simmered Italian Rice

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"Plain rice turns into a deliciously different side when it's cooked in broth and accented with spinach and Parmesan cheese."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Heat the broth and Italian seasoning in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil.
  2. Stir the rice and spinach in the saucepan. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender. Stir in the cheese. Serve with additional cheese.
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  • Easy Substitution: This recipe will work with any variety of Swanson® Broth.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 08, 2012

This recipe was very easy and delicious. I forgot to put the spinach in until the end, but the rice was hot enough to wilt the spinach and it came out great. We will definitely make this again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 31, 2012

This was just okay for us...won't be making it again.


20 Ratings

Jan 16, 2012

This was very good! I used bullion cûbes in place of the broth and chopped broccoli instead of spinach. It was quite tasty.

Feb 28, 2014

Given that Hubs and I have been enjoying rice side dishes with a lot of vegetables in them lately, it was no surprise we enjoyed this one too. I added some sautéed red bell pepper, onions, mushrooms and garlic. I did not cook the spinach with the rice, preferring instead to simply barely wilt the spinach in the pan with the other vegetables and stir it all in at the end. Rather than commercial "Italian seasoning" I chose to add some fresh thyme and parsley.

Nov 13, 2012

We JUST finished eating this dish with another Allrecipe, Broiled Tilapia Parmesan. We really enjoyed this rice! The only adjustment I made was to leave out the Italian seasoning and used two full TBSP minced fresh garlic. We will definitely make this again.

Sep 23, 2012

This was pretty good. Next time I will add onion and garlic.

Aug 27, 2012

I made it pretty much exact to recipe - just added some fresh Italian parsley since I had some handy. Wonderful!

Jul 25, 2012

Exceptional! Aside from adding some diced tomatoes this recipe needed no editing. This is an awesome bed for garlic baked chicken.


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  • Calories
  • 177 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 581 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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