Cheesy Spinach Rice Bake

May 4, 2009

I am trying to feature more side dish and vegetarian dishes here. This recipe can serve as both.

Serve as a side dish to accompany healthy grilled chicken or as its own vegetarian dish. You can definitely play around with the cheeses you use...try pizza blend, Mexican blend or any other cheese your family likes. And what could get kids to eat their spinach like lacing it with various cheeses?

Cheesy Spinach Rice Bake

1 (10 oz.) package frozen spinach (thawed then hand squeezed dry to remove excess moisture)
2 cups cooked white rice or brown rice (use cold rice for this)
1/3 cup melted butter
2 cups shredded medium cheddar cheese
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup finely minced onion
1-2 teaspoon fresh minced garlic
3 large eggs, beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp. salt

1 cup grated cheddar or mozzarella cheese, for topping

To Prepare
- Generously grease a 11 x 7-inch disposable baking dish.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients with a wooden spoon, mixing very well to combine.
- Season with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste.
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish.
- Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

To Freeze
- Warp tightly in plastic wrap and then cover in foil.

To Serve
- thaw over night in refrigerator
- remove wrapping and bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes or until hot.


Scrappin Cheryl May 04, 2009  

Emilie - this looks really yummy! I will have to give this a try! Thanks!

Anonymous,  March 10, 2010  

I tried this recipe tonight as a side dish with salmon. It was wonderful. I used fresh spinach in place of the frozen. It's a keeper. Thank you for sharing!

FREEDOM April 03, 2010  

i MADE A recipe similar to this yesterday but was in muffin cases and great in school lunch boxes very tasty.

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails

About This Blog

A new recipe will be posted each Monday and, of course, you can always search the archives by category.

The Goal of this blog is not just to give you my recipes, but to teach you which ingredients freeze well, which don't, methods and tips to help you freeze your own recipes...because who knows better what your family likes than you?

Do you only cook organic? Great! Are you a vegetarian? No problem! Make what works for you and save time, money and (let's be honest...stress) while doing it.

The Freeze Happy philosophy has made my life better and I'm pretty sure it can improve yours too.

Legal Stuff

Copyright © 2008-2010 Emilie Ahern. The content on these pages, including text and images are the sole property of the author unless otherwise noted and may not be used or reproduced in any manner without consent. All Rights Reserved.

  © Blogger template On The Road by 2009

Back to TOP