Baked Spinach & Rice

by May 18th, 2010 // Dinner, Recipes

Baked Spinach & Rice

Baked Spinach & Rice

My kid really likes the taste of packaged rice pilaf. I prefer to make it from scratch, but I must admit that both Whole Foods and Trader Joes have some pre-packaged rice mixes that are very good and don’t contain a ton of junk. If you’ve been following the blog, you know how I love to take packaged things and turn them into household favorites. This recipe uses packaged rice as a base for a baked spinach and rice recipe. It is incredibly decadent but it did get my little Popeye to eat spinach!

Baked Spinach & Rice Recipe

Prep Time: 25 mins (mostly unattended)  Cooking Time: 30 mins

Ingredients:
1 package rice pilaf
1 box frozen chopped spinach
1 cup mozzarella cheese
2 eggs
1/4 cup lowfat milk

Defrost spinach and squeeze dry. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Cook rice according to package directions and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in chopped spinach, cheese, milk and eggs. Pour into greased square baking dish and cook for 30 minutes or until set. Let cool for 5 minutes before cutting into squares for serving. Serves 4 to 6.

Baked Spinach & Rice

Baked Spinach & Rice is served.

11 Comments on “Baked Spinach & Rice”

  1. 1.) jacquelinelegan
    May 18th, 2010

    I WANT SOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the most genius idea I have ever seen. This is all I am eating for dinner tomorrow night. So excited!

  2. 2.) eesh
    May 19th, 2010

    I just found your blog and I'm loving the concept. I don't cook with my daughter but I think I might have to start. I love your recipes and will definitely be trying a bunch. I love that I usually have a lot of the ingredients that you use already in my pantry or fridge.

  3. 3.) rebecca
    May 24th, 2010

    My apologies. It should be made at 325 degrees. I updated the recipe. How did it come out at 350?

  4. 4.) Erin C
    May 24th, 2010

    I made this last night and there was no oven temperature. Can you post that for future reference. I did it at 350 but not sure if that was right…

  5. 5.) rebecca
    May 24th, 2010

    My apologies. It should be made at 325 degrees. I updated the recipe. How did it come at at 350?

  6. 6.) Erin C.
    July 2nd, 2010

    It actually turne dout good…But wanted to have temperature for future tries….thanks so much

  7. 7.) lemonwoodclock
    September 12th, 2010

    my baby and i both loved this. rice is such a huge comfort food for me, this will be one of my go-to recipes. my only complaint is that i served it alone, and maybe i was too hungry by the time it was done, but i felt like i had to eat a lot of it to feel full. next time i'll serve it as a side to a meat.

  8. 8.) dulcie
    October 14th, 2010

    I made this tonight! My first recipe that I've made off your blog. I used cheddar because that is what I had, and I'm glad I did. It turned out great and my toddler gobbled it up. woo!

  9. 9.) Dulcie
    October 14th, 2010

    I made this tonight. It was the first recipe I've made off of your blog. I made it with cheddar because that is what I had on hand, and I'm glad that I did. It turned out great and my toddler gobbled it up. woo!

  10. 10.) Swell Supper: | Cooking with My Kid
    October 9th, 2011

    [...] gets her eating spinach then fine by me. So for our supper we’re doing Vegetarian Cassoulet, Baked Spinach and Rice, and for dessert we’re listening to Lisa Loeb’s Hello Lisa on the iPod (RIP Steve Jobs) [...]

  11. 11.) klal78
    September 3rd, 2013

    Can I use fresh spinach?

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