Cheesy Spinach Rice Casserole

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Pamela Rappaport

By
@Pamelalala

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

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Serves:
6
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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

Step-By-Step

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

About Cheesy Spinach Rice Casserole

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian