Spinach Parmesan Rice Bake

Serves: 8

This is so delicious. Even my picky kids (who HATE anything green and remotely healthy) loved this. I used cheddar cheese this time but can't wait to try it with feta.

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2 large handfuls fresh spinach, chopped
2 cups cooked white rice (use cold rice for this) or 2 cups brown rice (use cold rice for this)
1/3 cup melted butter
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (can use feta but reduce to only 1/4-1/3 cup crumbled) or 2 cups swiss cheese (can use feta but reduce to only 1/4-1/3 cup crumbled)
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (or to taste)
1/3 cup chopped onion or 2 large green onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 large eggs, beaten
3/4 cup half and half
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste (optional)
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (or to taste)
seasoning salt (to taste or can use white salt)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, for topping
grated mozzarella cheese (add on the last 5 minutes of baking) (optional)


1 Set oven to 350°F.

2 Generously grease a 11 x 7-inch baking dish.

3 In a large bowl, combine all ingredients with a wooden spoon, mixing very well to combine.

4 Season with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste.

5 Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

6 Bake uncovered or covered for 25 minutes or until set (over baking will cause a heavier denser texture if you prefer a lighter texture then bake just until set).

7 Top with mozzarella cheese the last 5 minutes of baking (if using).

8 Note: for a more fluffier texture casserole, 4 eggs may be used.

Source: food.com

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