Rice with Spinac Recipe

Rice with Spinac
Rice with Spinac

Rice with Spinac Recipe

Rice with Spinac

Sauteed spinach combined with rice makes a delicious side dish I just can’t get enough of!

This is one of those side dishes I make when I need to go shopping and don’t have much left in my refrigerator. I always keep frozen spinach on hand for emergencies.

Rice with Spinach

Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes

Servings: 5 • Size: almost 1 cup • Points +: 4 pts • Smart Points: 2

Calories: 172.6  • Fat: 2.9 g • Carb: 32.3 g • Fiber: 1.8 g • Protein: 4.1 g



1 cup long grain rice

1 chicken or vegetable bullion

2 cups water

2 tsp butter

10 oz frozen spinach, thawed

2 cloves garlic

2 tsp olive oil


fresh grated cheese (optional)



In a small heavy pot, melt butter. Add rice and saute about 1 minute. Add water and bullion and bring to a boil. When all liquid evaporates, reduce flame to low and cover. Cook about 15 minutes. Shut flame off and keep covered another 5 minutes to let the steam finish cooking the rice.

Meanwhile, in a saute pan, heat olive oil. Add garlic and saute until golden. Add spinach and salt, mixing well for about 4 minutes.

Toss rice with spinach and top with good grating cheese like Pecorino Romano.

Makes 4-1/2 cups.


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