Spinach Rice Casserole

Always on the hunt for easy recipes that pack a solid punch, I happened upon a recipe for spinach rice casserole a few months ago. I eagerly made it then took one taste and knew I wasn't going to get the family to eat it. Actually, I couldn't even polish off a serving. I set the recipe aside though and tonight I attempted it again with some adjustments to suit our likes. For the record - I nailed it this time! Everyone was happy, even the 3 1/2 year old.

Spinach Rice Casserole

1 cup frozen chopped spinach
2 large eggs beaten
1 cup skim milk
1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup white rice cooked in broth (substitute in broth for water)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 tsp salt
Dash of pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cook spinach just until tender and drain thoroughly.

Combine the eggs, milk, cheese and rice. Stir in onion, salt, pepper and spinach.

Pour into a buttered shallow 1.5 quart casserole and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until set and the edges brown a little bit.

Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes in the dish before serving.

Approximate nutritional information based on this making 5 servings

Nutrition Facts
  5 Servings
Amount Per Serving
  Total Fat13.0 g
     Saturated Fat7.7 g
     Polyunsaturated Fat0.7 g
     Monounsaturated Fat3.8 g
  Cholesterol79.5 mg
  Sodium694.4 mg
  Potassium335.4 mg
  Total Carbohydrate15.6 g
     Dietary Fiber1.3 g
     Sugars3.4 g
  Protein13.6 g
  Vitamin A88.9 %
  Vitamin B-129.4 %
  Vitamin B-69.7 %
  Vitamin C8.4 %
  Vitamin D7.1 %
  Vitamin E3.4 %
  Calcium36.9 %
  Copper5.6 %
  Folate21.5 %
  Iron12.2 %
  Magnesium13.3 %
  Manganese25.8 %
  Niacin3.7 %
  Pantothenic Acid    6.2 %
  Phosphorus    28.3 %
  Riboflavin20.1 %
  Selenium16.4 %
  Thiamin8.4 %
  Zinc12.2 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


I'm sorry I don't have a picture, I honestly didn't have a lot of faith in the dish and didn't think to take a picture of it before I served it up and we ate every last bite of it (1 man, one 7 month pregnant woman and a 3.5 year old). I'll try to remember to update this post with a photo next time I make it. I hope you enjoy it!! Let me know if you try it and make any adjustments.

Thank you for reading,

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