Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a simple side-dish devised by a former girl friend about 20 years ago.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat butter in saucepan over medium-high heat until just beginning to sizzle.
  2. Add onion, and saute until softened.
  3. Add rice and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until rice is lightly browned in places and beginning to get translucent.
  4. Remove from heat, and gradually stir in chicken stock or water.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper, return to heat, and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 40 minutes.
  7. Add spinach, stir thoroughly and continue cooking for another 10 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
  8. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

I used half butter, half olive oil, chicken stock and about three times as much spinach as called for. With a little extra time to cook the rice, it turned out well and was a good side dish along some spicy chicken breasts. Thank you Toby Jermain for posting.

MA Blossom April 01, 2009

I made this to go with some baked tilapia, and I made it pretty much as written, except I just used less than a tablespoon of olive oil instead of the 4 tablespoons of butter. I love brown rice, so it was no surprise that I liked this. However, my family--who usually barely tolerate brown rice--loved it cooked this way. Definitely a keeper!

JeriBinNC January 17, 2006

I like brown rice and cook it often. My husband does not usually like it, but he liked this recipe. The only thing I changed was I used frozen spinach because that is what I had on hand. Thank for sharing this one.

Stacia in MI June 21, 2005

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