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Rice with Lemon and Spinach

"This savory side dish sent in by Billie Moss of El Sobrante, California has a light lemon flavor. Baked with feta and spinach, it's a lovely accompaniment to most main courses...and pairs perfectly with fish."
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50 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. In a skillet, saute the onion, mushrooms and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in the rice, spinach, lemon juice, salt, dill and pepper. Reserve 1 tablespoon cheese. Stir remaining into skillet; mix well.
  2. Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with reserved cheese. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: 2/3 cup equals 167 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 324 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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I substitute chopped artichoke hearts (frozen or canned) for the mushrooms, and reduced fat shredded mozzarella for the feta. I love the suggestion of adding capers so I put in about a tablespoo...

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This dish was okay, but kind of boring. I had to use a ton of feta to get some flavor. Then I added some Frank's Red Hot sauce and it was great!

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I substitute chopped artichoke hearts (frozen or canned) for the mushrooms, and reduced fat shredded mozzarella for the feta. I love the suggestion of adding capers so I put in about a tablespoo...

I found this to be a delightful accompaniment. I prepared it with more lemons, and added capers (for that bit of extra lemony zing). Although I like mushrooms, I really felt that they should hav...

Really good, we enjoyed this! I didn't do the final oven thing, I just covered it on the stovetop on low simmer for about 25 minutes, otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. Will definitely h...

My husband didn't like this, but I loved it! The lemon, spinach, and feta reminded me of dishes served a a local Greek festival each year. I was a little skeptical and thought this might need so...

Wonderful! I also substituted artichoke hearts for the mushrooms. Using about 2 cups fresh chopped spinach instead of frozen works well too. The dill makes this a great compliment to broiled,...

Very Good! Followed recipe except I omitted spinach. Everyone loved it! I think the spinach would have been perfect in this dish, but I didn't have any on hand.

This was an easy, tasty and healthy recipe that everyone in my family loved when I served it with Christmas dinner. I decreased the healthiness a bit though, by adding about a 1/2 cup of shredde...

I liked this recipe--I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but it turned out great. The tastes are quite adult (read: your kids might not touch it), but I thought that the capers were a really yu...

I was looking for a last minute recipe with rice. I found this, had all the ingredients on hand except the dill. I added a little julienne zucchini. Also left it on the stove to cook. It tur...