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Baked Rice Florentine

No recipe image available.Here's one delicious solution for getting the picky eaters in your family to eat more good-for-you green vegetables—like spinach.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 cups cooked rice*
1 (10-ounce) package chopped spinach, cooked
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
3 large eggs
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Sauté onion in butter until tender. Add rice, spinach, garlic powder, basil and thyme.
  2. Beat eggs and stir into rice mixture.
  3. Turn into buttered 2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) 20 minutes.

Makes 6 servings.

*According to the USA Rice Federation, 1 cup uncooked long grain rice cooked in 2 cups liquid for 18 to 20 minutes will yield approximately 3 to 4 cups cooked rice.

Recipe provided courtesy of USA Rice Federation.