138 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 82
  • 4 Rating Star 43
  • 3 Rating Star 11
  • 2 Rating Star 2

Even if you don't like spinach, you will love this creamy rice dish. Add more or less jalapeno peppers to your liking.

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Max Servings:
6
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Ingredients

Directions

  • In a pot, bring the rice and water to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.

  • In a bowl, mix the soup, milk, jalapeno peppers, salt, and pepper.

  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat, and cook the onion until tender. Mix in the cooked rice and spinach. Pour the soup mixture into the skillet, and continue cooking until heated through. Mix in the cubed processed cheese, and transfer to the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly and lightly browned.

Tip

Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

207.38 calories; 7.79 g protein; 17.89 g carbohydrates; 1.88 g dietary-fiber; 3.21 g sugars; 12.07 g fat; 6.21 g saturated-fat; 29.99 mg cholesterol; 5960.2 IU vitamin-a-iu; 3.08 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.17 mg vitamin-b6; 5.79 mg vitamin-c; 94.34 mcg folate; 194.86 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 50.69 mg magnesium; 301.7 mg potassium; 830.29 mg sodium; 0.12 mg thiamin; 108.67 calories-from-fat; 33 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 51 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 14 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 26 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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Most helpful positive review

Anonymous
10/14/2007
This was absolutely scumptious!!! I made a couple of changes however. I used brown rice and used more rice than the recipe called for. I did not use jalepenos because I didn't have any. I added some garlic as another reviewer suggested and also 1/4 tsp white pepper for a little kick. I also added about half a cup of jullienned carrots which I sauteed with the onions. They were delicious! I topped it with bread crumbs too. And I actually omitted the cheese entirely but the good news is I didn't miss it AT ALL - if you're trying to cut back on calories don't be afraid to leave out the cheese! It's the kind of recipe you can really play with to suit your tastes - wonderful I will be making it again and again!
(79)

Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
11/24/2009
WAYYYY to hot. And we like spicy but this dish should not be spicy it overpowers the spinich taste.
(4)
138 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 82
  • 4 Rating Star 43
  • 3 Rating Star 11
  • 2 Rating Star 2
Anonymous
10/14/2007
This was absolutely scumptious!!! I made a couple of changes however. I used brown rice and used more rice than the recipe called for. I did not use jalepenos because I didn't have any. I added some garlic as another reviewer suggested and also 1/4 tsp white pepper for a little kick. I also added about half a cup of jullienned carrots which I sauteed with the onions. They were delicious! I topped it with bread crumbs too. And I actually omitted the cheese entirely but the good news is I didn't miss it AT ALL - if you're trying to cut back on calories don't be afraid to leave out the cheese! It's the kind of recipe you can really play with to suit your tastes - wonderful I will be making it again and again!
(79)
Anonymous
12/29/2007
This was wonderful! I followed the recipe exactly only substituting real shredded cheddar for the processed cheese. I also covered the top in shredded cheese. Wow! we loved it. I am sure this dish could also be made without the hot peppers and still be delicious for those who don't like their food with a kick. Thanks for this delicious recipe!
(40)
cookin4fun6963
06/19/2012
This dish was amazing! I'm not a big spinach fan but I absolutely loved this! I used fresh spinach sauteed with garlic & olive oil and cream of mushroom soup. i have made it a few times now and everyone raves about it. Thank you for such a great recipe!
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Dianne Joyner
11/09/2006
I thought this was an excellent dish. I did not have the peppers so I added a little garlic however I did feel that it would have been better with some kind of topping on it...maybe some buttered bread crumbs. I will make it again. Everyone in my family liked it.
(17)
Marites
04/02/2009
Until I learn how to edit my own recipes I will write a review. I usually use 1 cup of uncooked rice. If I don't have fresh jalapeno I add jar jalapeno to my liking. More milk may be added. I am a "taste as you go" cook so it's hard to get the measurements right. Hope you all enjoy!
(15)
Jo M G
06/08/2006
This was very good Creamy and it had a lot of flavor. I used cream of mushroom soup since I didn't have the cream of chicken on hand. I also added about a cup of cooked lentles left over from dinner the night before. It gave the rice a nice richness with the spinach. Even my husband liked it and he doesn't care for spinach much at all.
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Anonymous
08/24/2005
Delicious! I used creole seasoning instead of jalepeno peppers. Tasty cheesy and delicious.
(11)
Anonymous
01/23/2012
This was awesome! Super creamy and flavorful. I made quite a few changes based on what I had in the kitchen. Subbed cream of mushroom soup for the cream of chicken. Subbed brown rice for the white- followed the cooking recipe on the bag and used a full cup of uncooked rice. I had fresh spinach that needed to be used so I chopped it and added it to the onions until it wilted. I used about 6 cups of fresh spinach instead of the frozen. I also used a shredded combo of cheddar/jack instead of the processed cheese. Yummy!
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Jbarnett
08/25/2006
I am a cook at a assisted living facility and I made this scaled to fit for 48 people. They loved it and so did the staff. I used chicken gravy since i was out of soup and it turned out great!! What a great recipe.It is definetly going on the menu! Thanks J:)
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