Rice With Spinach Sweet Peppers & Parmesan
|Categories:||Vegetables, Rice Sides, Quick & Easy, Side Casseroles|
|Keywords:||easy, cheesy, flavorful, tasty|
|Serves:||4-6 depending on portion size|
|2 1/2 c||minute maid rice, cooked according to package directions|
|2-3||each mini sweet peppers, ( i used red, orange & yellow) chopped|
|1 lg||onion, chopped|
|3 clove||garlic, minced|
|1 1/2 c||shredded parmesan cheese|
|2 Tbsp||olive oil|
|1 pkg||9 oz. fresh baby spinach|
|salt & pepper to taste|
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DirectionsAdd olive oil and butter to a large skillet. Heat over medium high heat. Cook Rice according to package directions, then set aside till needed.Chop and add sweet peppers, onions and minced garlic to skillet, then saute till transparent and tender.Add fresh baby spinach, and stir until the leaves begin to wilt.After spinach has wilted, add the cooked rice and shredded parmesan cheese, and stir to combine, then mix together till cheese begins to melt. Add an additional pat or two of butter if desired. Season with salt and pepper. Serve while still hot.I served this on an oval platter, and stuffed a heart shaped cookie cutter with the rice then carefully removed the mold to reveal the shaped rice side dish item along with my Beef Wellington for 6 with Burgundy Sauce, and Broccoli.