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cheesy spinach rice casserole

Recipe by
Pamela Rappaport
The Villages, FL

I was looking for a side dish tonight and came up with this. My grandson loved it!

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cheesy spinach rice casserole

  • 1 lb
    pkg of frozen chopped spinach
  • 2 c
    cooked rice
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    1/2 and 1/2 or whole milk
  • 2 c
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper

How To Make cheesy spinach rice casserole

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350
  • 2
    Place frozen spinach in a 7 or 8 cup microwave/oven safe dish. Microwave for 6 minutes stirring 1/2 way through.
  • 3
    Drain excess liquid from spinach but don't squeeze it
  • 4
    Saute onions in the butter until tender
  • 5
    Add flour to the pan and cook for a few minutes
  • 6
    Add the 1/2 and 1/2 and stir until smooth. Cook until thickened. It should be fairly stiff, there is some moisture in the spinach that will thin it a little.
  • 7
    Add salt and pepper and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese. Stir until melted.
  • 8
    Add spinach and rice and mix well. Heat through.
  • 9
    Pour into the oven safe dish you microwaved the spinach in.
  • 10
    Top with remaining cheese.
  • 11
    Bake for 30 minutes. Cheese should be melted and slightly browned and the casserole should be bubbly.