Garlicky Spinach Rice

Recipe by LauraTracey
READY IN: 23mins
SERVES: 2-4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook the rice in a rice cooker, or according to the directions on the package. (Don't make it too dry... a little moisture will help it all stick together later!)
  • Wash the spinach well-- spinach tends to be very gritty.
  • Chop off the bottom 1" or so of the stems; tear or chop the remaining leaves and stems into 2"-3" long sections.
  • Toss the spinach into a pot, along with 1/4 cup of water.
  • Heat on high; when the water boils, cover the pot.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the spinach is wilted.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • In a skillet, heat 2 tbsp.
  • olive oil on medium.
  • When the oil is hot (throw in a piece of garlic and it sizzles), add the chopped garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until the garlic begins to soften and turn translucent.
  • Add the drained spinach and sauté for another couple of minutes.
  • Season to taste with salt and plenty of pepper.
  • Add the cooked rice and stir well to combine.
  • Taste, then add more salt and pepper as necessary.
  • Serve.
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