Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Here is a different way to serve boring old brown rice. The nutritious grain is jazzed up with spinach, fresh mushrooms, feta cheese, garlic, and dill. Try this as a unique side dish for fish or chicken, or as a vegetarian main dish. Recipe is from Light and Tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion, mushrooms, and garlic in oil until tender.
  2. Stir in rice, spinach, lemon juice, salt, dill, and pepper.
  3. Reserve 1 tablespoon cheese and stir remaining cheese into skillet; mix well.
  4. Transfer to sprayed 8-inch square baking dish and sprinkle with reserved cheese.
  5. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes; uncover and bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted.
Most Helpful

DH really loved this rice. I used more mushrooms, less salt, and fresh spinach/dill. It had great flavor. I did have to put it in a lasagna pan though, it wouldn't have fit in an 8x8. Served three as the main side.

Maito February 17, 2012

Love, loved it!!!! What a great side to just about anything!

Me In My Pantry April 29, 2009

I served this with Lemon Chicken Souvlaki and they went well together. After I decided to make this I realized that I had no spinach! So I threw in some finely chopped broccoli instead. I'm sure the spinach will be better but it made do. I also was in a hurry and didn't have rice already cooked up. I added it a little undercooked with some water and let it finish cooking in the oven. I liked how brown rice just seems to make the dish. Sorta like adding wild rice to a pilaf.

Chef Tweaker February 06, 2009