I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Spinach Garlic Rice

Easy to make, good for you and tasty.  This makes a great side dish or lunch.

(serves 4)

*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).

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