Rice with Spinach

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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.

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Rice with Spinach

Yield: 5servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American


  • 1cuplong grain rice
  • 1chicken or vegetable bullion
  • 2cupswater
  • 2tspbutter
  • 10ozfrozen spinach, thawed
  • 2clovesgarlic
  • 2tspolive oil
  • salt
  • 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.


Calories: 172.6kcal, Carbohydrates: 32.3g, Protein: 4.1g, Fat: 2.9g, Fiber: 1.8g
Blue Smart Points: 2
Green Smart Points: 2
Purple Smart Points: 2
Points +: 4
Keywords: Gluten Free, Kid Friendly