Spinach and Brown Rice Casserole

Spinach leaf
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  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings

This spinach and brown rice bake is flavored with a little parsley and Cheddar cheese. It's so tasty that even kids will enjoy it, and parents will like the fact that it's packed with a full pound of healthy spinach. 

What You'll Need

  • 3/4 cup raw brown rice
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, or 2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound well-washed fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons fine dry breadcrumbs or plain wheat germ
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

How to Make It

  1. Cook brown rice, following package directions. Combine the cooked rice and shredded Cheddar cheese.
  2. In a separate bowl combine the eggs, parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir the two mixtures together and add the raw spinach.
  3. Pour into a buttered 2 1/2-quart casserole.
  4. Stir together bread crumbs or wheat germ and the 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Sprinkle over the top of spinach casserole.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 317
    Total Fat 17 g
    Saturated Fat 9 g
    Unsaturated Fat 5 g
    Cholesterol 142 mg
    Sodium 352 mg
    Carbohydrates 27 g
    Dietary Fiber 4 g
    Protein 16 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)