Garlic and Spinach Rice
Green RiceAdd an extra-special touch to your meal tonight with this fast, easy and fresh spinach rice recipe. Here, CANILLA® Extra Long Grain Rice is infused with the delicious, savory flavor of spinach, cilantro, onions and garlic as it simmers on the stove. Stir in cheese for a creamy, elegant rice side dish.
Makes 8 Servings
(Serving Size: About 2/3 cup rice - 230 Calories)
Prep time: 10 min.
Total time: 35 min.
1½ cups water
1 pkg. (1 lb.) frozen GOYA® Chopped Spinach, thawed
½ small onion, roughly chopped (about ½ cup)
¼ cup packed fresh cilantro
1 tbsp. GOYA® Minced Garlic, or 4 cloves garlic,
2 tsp. GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cups dry CANILLA® Extra Long Grain Rice
1 packet GOYA® Cubitos Chicken Bouillon
mixed with 2 cups water
|1.||Add water, spinach, onion, cilantro, and garlic to bowl of blender. Purée until mixture is bright green and completely smooth, about 2 minutes; set aside.|
|2.||Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat; add rice. Cook, stirring occasionally, until rice is coated in oil, about 1 minute. Add reserved spinach mixture and chicken bouillon mixture to pot. Stir to distribute rice evenly. Bring liquid to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, until rice is tender and water is absorbed, about 25 minutes.|
|3.||Remove pot from heat. Gently stir. Serve warm.|