Spinach Rice

Spinach Rice
Spinach Rice

Spinach Rice is a great way to add something a little different and healthy to your regular rice side dish. We keep cooked rice on hand so this side comes together in about 5 minutes. We've used brown rice and basmati and both work well with this recipe. If fresh cilantro is not readily available, you can also used dried cilantro.

We used this as a healthy side dish for a Almond Crusted Tilapia dish and it was the perfect compliment. This spinach rice is low in saturated fat while being packed with healthy nutrients.

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Category: Side Dishes
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of fresh spinach leaves, well packed
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Cilantro
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground Gourmet Peppercorn Mixer or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup cooked basmati rice
  • Fine Sea Salt to taste
Instructions:

In a food processor:

  1. Add 1 cup of torn fresh spinach leaves, Dried Cilantro, vegetable broth, and Gourmet Peppercorn Mixer.
  2. Blend until smooth.

On the stovetop:

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add chopped onion to skillet and saute 3-5 minutes, until just translucent but still have a little crunch.
  3. Pour spinach mixture into onion. Stir to combine, then add rice. Taste seasonings and add Fine Sea Salt if necessary. Heat thoroughly and serve.
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