Spinach Feta Rice

January 13, 2012

Carbs, glorious simple carbs.  I love them.  All of them.  Even plain old white rice, even if it is boring by itself.  The problem is carbs tend to love my thighs just as much as I love them.  I’m trying my best to cut back on the white stuff because it’s unrealistic to think I’ll give them up all together.  Adding healthy ingredients and lots of flavor makes it easier for me to stop at a little instead of going face down in an entire plate of rice or pasta.  This was a simple way to that.  Even healthier?  Use brown rice instead.

  • White (or Brown) Rice, a couple cups, steamed
  • Red Bell Pepper, about 1/2 of one
  • Red Onion, about 1/4 or a few good slices
  • Garlic, 2 or 3 cloves
  • Spinach, 10 ounce bag
  • Feta Cheese, low fat if you prefer, 8 ounces
  • Olive Oil, a tablespoon or two

Start the rice cooking then dice the pepper and onion and mince the garlic.

In a large skillet, heat a little olive oil over medium to medium-low heat.  Add the garlic, pepper and onion.

Saute, stirring every now and then, until the pepper and onion are nice and soft and just beginning to brown.

Add the spinach.  It’ll barely fit in the pan at first but it’ll cook down quickly.

See?  It wilts nicely.  Just stir the whole thing together and remove it from the heat until the rice is done.

When the rice is ready dump it into the skillet with the vegetables.

Crumble the feta over the top and stir it all together over very low heat for just a minute or two.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  I used a dash of crushed red pepper flakes.

Serve it up warm and enjoy!

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1 Kalyn January 13, 2012 at 11:40 pm

I am currently not eating many carbs, but this sounds like something I’d love when I get back to eating them!

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2 Julie January 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm

This carboholic is making this today! I can already taste it.

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