Baked Spinach Rice Bake Recipe

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Baked Spinach Rice Bake

Joyce Lowery

By
@jlowery55

Cooked bacon be used instead of bacon bits. I would use 1/4 pound crisply cooked and crumbled bacon.


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Rating:

Serves:

8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
raw long grain white rice
2 c
water
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
vegetable oil
4 oz
cream cheese, softening
3/4 c
sour cream
3 Tbsp
mayonnaise
1 c
frozen spinach, thawed and water pressed out of it
1/2 c
sweet onion, finely chopped
1/2 c
real bacon bits
1 c
shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 2-1/2 quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
2
Combine rice, water, salt and oil in a 2-quart saucepan, then bring almost to a boil over high heat. When water starts to boil, turn heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
3
Remove from heat, stir once, then cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
4
In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese with sour cream and mayonnaise, then beat to blend to smooth.
5
Stir in spinach, onion, bacon bits, and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese.
6
Fold in cooked rice thoroughly. Turn into prepared casserole dish.
7
Sprinkle with remaining cheese . Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until bubbly and heated through.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American