Rice with Spinach

Para versão Portuguesa clique aqui: “Arroz de Espinafres”

Spinach is a good source of vitamins and minerals, but we all know that from watching “Popeye” when we were kids… Once harvested, it begins to lose its nutritional value very fast, so it’s important to use it up quickly. It can be used in different ways: fresh in salads, cooked or stir-fried, mashed: “esparregado” in Portuguese where the spinach is cooked, mashed and mixed with white sauce – really good! I’ll get around to that recipe soon. Today I’ll be mixing spinach with rice. What about in your home? How do you prefer your spinach? I’d love to know how it’s prepared in other kitchens. How about sharing your ideas/recipes here – they would be very welcome!

½ onion finely chopped
1 garlic clove finely minced
A drizzle olive oil
2 handfuls spinach cut in pieces
1 cup rice

Fry the onion and garlic in a little olive oil. Add spinach, season with salt, cover and let cook for about 7 minutes. Add 1 cup rice and 2 cups water, stir and when it starts to boil, reduce heat, stir and let cook for 12 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes before fluffing rice with a fork.

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