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spinach rice a vegan side dish to serve with grilled foods
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Spinach rice

Spinach rice is an easy side dish made in 15 minutes with easily available ingredients to have with grilled meats and seafood. 
Course Lunch, Main Course, Weeknight
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 45kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Spinach
  • 2 cups Cooked rice
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Herbs

  • 1 tbsp Spring onion chopped +
  • 1 tbsp Mint chopped + reserve some to garnish on rice
  • 1 tbsp Parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Cook the rice and keep aside to cool down. (If u have leftover white rice in the refrigerator that would be best. )
  • Heat olive oil and add the herbs first when they give a nice aroma toss in the spinach sauté it for a few minutes add salt and pepper when it begins to wilt and leave out water immediately add in the rice so it absorbs all the green color and flavor. Continue sautéing until the rice and spinach has mixed gently together and it is evenly distributed.
  • Switch off heat and add lemon juice on the rice mix once until combined. Spinach rice goes well with bbq meats or seafood.

Notes

  • Do not saute rice for too long it may start breaking.
  • Do not add extra water while cooking spinach as it will make the rice soggy.

Nutrition

Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 843mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 13637IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 4mg