Rice with Spinac Recipe
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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