Warm Rice, Artichoke, Spinach, and Chicken Salad


This is a recipe I came up with after looking at a few other recipes and not finding the perfect combination for what I wanted. This uses a rice cooker so please make it easy on yourself and buy one if you don't already own one; they're completely amazing.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
8 cups


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 cup diced onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup pine nuts

  • 1 lemon, zested

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable bouillon (such as Knorr®)

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 2 cups rice

  • 4 cups water

  • 1 bunch green onions

  • ¼ cup torn fresh basil leaves

  • 10 small thinly sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 1 bunch fresh spinach, roughly chopped

  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken breast

  • 1 cup roughly chopped marinated artichoke hearts

  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic in hot oil until onion softens, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir pine nuts into onion mixture; saute until fragrant and golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir lemon zest, vegetable bouillon, and turmeric into onion mixture; saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add rice to mixture and cook until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes more.

  2. Pour rice mixture in a rice cooker and add water. Set the rice cooker to the regular white rice cycle, and select Start. Fluff cooked rice with a fork and top rice with green onion and basil. Close rice cooker and steam green onion and basil until tender, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir mushrooms into rice and place spinach on top. Close rice cooker again and steam until spinach wilts slightly, about 5 minutes more. Add chicken, artichoke hearts, and Parmesan cheese; stir to combine. Season with black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

393 Calories
13g Fat
47g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 393
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 303mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 24mg 118%
Calcium 222mg 17%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 601mg 13%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.