Creamy Spinach and Brown Rice

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 151.6
  • Total Fat: 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 21.2 mg
  • Sodium: 110.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 8.5 g

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A low-calorie side dish that uses brown rice and veggies! A low-calorie side dish that uses brown rice and veggies!
Number of Servings: 4


    1.5 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
    1/2 cup thinly sliced leek, white part only
    2 tsp butter
    2 cups skim milk
    1/2 cup brown rice
    1/3 cup shredded low-fat Swiss cheese
    1 Tbs chopped fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme
    1/8 tsp black pepper
    2 cups chopped stemmed washed spinach


Cook and stir mushroooms and leek in margarine in medium saucepan over medium-high heat until leek is tender. Add milk and brown rice. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; simmer 45 to 50 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.

Add cheese, thyme, and pepper. Cook and stir until cheese melts. Stir in spinach. Cover; let stand 5 minutes.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LOVEROLLS.

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  • Incredible!
    Excellent............... - 8/28/20

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  • Incredible!
    This is fantastic. My husband makes it all the time. We do not do it with the rice; we just make it as a side with the spinach and mushrooms. We don't use leak; we use shallots. - 10/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    We had this for dinner tonight. I didn't have swiss cheese, so substituted shredded parmesan. It was delicious. There's one serving left over which is for lunch tomorrrow. Yum! - 5/10/09

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  • This sounds delicious! Definitely putting it on my "must try" list! - 7/31/08

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