Spinach and Cheese Rice With Mushrooms

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

A favorite rice dish at our house! Frozen spinach can be used in place of fresh if desired, just make certain to hand-squeeze out excess moisture.

Top Review by tarab5

This was tasty but I prefer Kittencal's recipe for Spinach Parmesan Rice Bake... it just had a little more pizzazz. I used a 10 oz box of frozen spinach. The slices of mozzarella on top fused together and made it tough to cut (still tasty, though). I think I'd rather use shredded. I used a full 8 oz package of mushrooms, 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp of pepper.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Set oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
  3. In a 10-in skillet, heat oil with butter; add the garlic and mushrooms, cook, stirring for 1 minute.
  4. Add in the spinach, stir and cook about 2 minutes, or until spinach wilts.
  5. Stir in salt and pepper, cheddar cheese and cottage cheese; set aside.
  6. Make a layer of cooked rice on the bottom of baking dish.
  7. Spoon spinach/cheese mixture evenly over the rice.
  8. Top with mozzarella cheese slices, then sprinkle with paprika.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and set broiler; broil the rice casserole for 1 minute, or until the mozzeralla cheese is bubbly and light brown.
  11. Cut into squares, and serve hot.

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