SPINACH GARLIC RICE
*1 cup brown rice
*2 cups water
*3 garlic cloves, minced
*1/2 cup onion, minced
*1 (10 ounce) bag spinach
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/4 teaspoon black pepper
*1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
*1/2 lemon, juiced
*1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese, shredded (optional)
~Place rice, water, garlic, onions, salt, pepper & red pepper flakes into a medium pot.
~Cover, and cook over high heat.
~Once water is starts to boil, turn heat down to a low.
~Add spinach, cover and simmer for 40 minutes, or until rice is tender.
~Remove from heat, squeeze lemon juice over rice, and fluff rice.
~Plate rice and sprinkle parmesan cheese over the top.
-substitute brown rice for white rice (cook only 20 minutes).
-add 1/4 cup shredded carrots (when you add the spinach).
-add 1/4 cup chopped red peppers (add when you add rice).