Simple Spinach Rice

Simple Spinach Rice

Here’s a simple brown rice dish that incorporates lots of fresh spinach. Using organic baby spinach is convenient, because it’s already cleaned and ready to go (though I usually give it a good rinse nonetheless). Scallions, fresh dill, and lemon juice add the finishing touch. Serves: 4 to 6

  • 1 cup raw brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 to 6 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 2 to 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • Juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon, to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Combine the rice with 2 1/2 cups water in a large saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil, then lower the heat, cover, and simmer gently until the water is absorbed, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, chop the spinach finely, either by hand or in a food processor.

Once the rice is done, add the spinach in batches, stirring in as it wilts down.

Stir the remaining ingredients into the rice and serve at once. For a nice presentation, scoop the spinach rice out of the saucepan with a lightly oiled round half-cup measure and invert onto plates, as shown in the photo, above.

Raw Spinach in bowl


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