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rice with spinach sweet peppers & parmesan

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Rose Mary Mogan
Sauk Village, IL

I made this easy quick side dish to compliment my Beef Wellington Special Dinner for my husband on Valentine's Day. We love Spinach in our house, & I couldn't think of a better way to use it other than with ORZO which I discovored I was out of, so I decided to use the Minute Maid Rice, which kept it simple & made it quickly. It is quite tasty when you combine the hot vegetables with the hot rice & the SHREDDED PARMESAN. The flavor combination is awesome from the addition of an extra pat or 2 of butter. It is great when you are making one or 2 things that are quite time consuming.

(4 ratings)
yield 4 -6 depending on portion size
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For rice with spinach sweet peppers & parmesan

  • 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 Tbsp
  • 1 pkg
    9 oz. fresh baby spinach
  • salt & pepper to taste

How To Make rice with spinach sweet peppers & parmesan

  • 1
    Add olive oil and butter to a large skillet. Heat over medium high heat. Cook Rice according to package directions, then set aside till needed.
  • 2
    Chop and add sweet peppers, onions and minced garlic to skillet, then saute till transparent and tender.
  • 3
    Add fresh baby spinach, and stir until the leaves begin to wilt.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    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.