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Kittencal’s Spinach Parmesan Rice Bake


Ingredients:

  • 1(10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach (cooked according to package directions then hand squeezed dry to remove excess moisture)
  • 2cups cooked white rice (use cold rice for this) or 2 cups brown rice (use cold rice for this)
  • 1⁄3cup melted butter
  • 2cups 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)
  • 3⁄4cup grated parmesan cheese (or to taste)
  • 1⁄3cup chopped onions or 2 large green onions, chopped
  • 1 -2garlic clove, minced (or 1/2-1 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 3large eggs, beaten
  • 3⁄4cup milk or 3⁄4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1⁄8teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste (optional)
  • 1⁄2teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • seasoning salt (to taste or can use white salt)
  • 1⁄4cup grated parmesan cheese, for topping
  • grated mozzarella cheese (add on the last 5 minutes of baking) (optional)

Directions:

  • Set oven to 350°F.
  • Generously grease a 11 x 7-inch baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients with a wooden spoon, mixing very well to combine.
  • Season with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • 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).
  • Top with mozzarella cheese the last 5 minutes of baking (if using).
  • Note: for a more fluffier texture casserole, 4 eggs may be used.

Reviews:

  • Lisa and Boys

    I was looking for a recipe for fresh spinach. Unfortunately, my kids put it at the back of the fridge and it froze, so I figured I had to use it some how. I did change this dish to using pasta (instead of rice). As I made way too much pasta noodles the other night. So let’s just say this was AWESOME, my kids loved it. The noodles I were whole wheat spaghetti, I just chopped it up a bit. SO YUMMY.

  • Lisa and Boys

    I was looking for a recipe for fresh spinach. Unfortunately, my kids put it at the back of the fridge and it froze, so I figured I had to use it some how. I did change this dish to using pasta (instead of rice). As I made way too much pasta noodles the other night. So let’s just say this was AWESOME, my kids loved it. The noodles I were whole wheat spaghetti, I just chopped it up a bit. SO YUMMY.

  • sheenafolsom

    i will say this my dogs loved it.

  • JanuaryBride

    Great comfort food here my friends! We ate ours as a great vegetarian main dish with a side of Composed Greek Salad. I added some Greek Seasoning to the dish to carry through the flavors from the salad to the main course. I used reduced fat cheddar cheese and only added a little parm to the top. . .that was plenty cheese for us. Thanks for sharing this great way to use up leftover rice. UPDATE: This was even better as leftovers the next day! I topped it with some marinara sauce today which was wonderful too. Thanks for a new family favorite.

  • Abby Girl

    Excellent recipe! I divided the dish into to smaller casserole dishes….enough for 4 people. It was enjoyed by all!!! My only comments would be to spray your casserole dishes with spray as the egg mixture does get stuck to the dish. Kudos, Kitten on another winner!!

  • southern chef in louisiana

    This is really good. I have never been a fan of cooked spinach ( I prefer raw) but this recipe took something I thought was yucky and made it very yummy, thanks

  • Abby Girl

    Excellent recipe! I divided the dish into to smaller casserole dishes….enough for 4 people. It was enjoyed by all!!! My only comments would be to spray your casserole dishes with spray as the egg mixture does get stuck to the dish. Kudos, Kitten on another winner!!

  • Kelley52

    I followed the recipe exactly, but used brown rice because it’s better for us. DH said it was good, but this was not my favorite. I have loved every thing of Kittencal’s that I have made before. It was swimming in grease & way too cheesy.

  • cieradanielle

    This is ah-may-zing!! Sooo deeelicious. Even my picky kids (who HATE anything green and remotely healthy) loved this. I used cheddar cheese this time but cant wait to try it with feta. Great comfort food & would even be great to take to a party or get together!! I will be adding this to my collection of favorites!!! Very delicious!

  • lildido921

    This recipe was amazing!!!! I used cheddar cheese and used the mozzarella on top. EVERYONE loved this! It was soooooo good! I will definitely be making this again!

  • lildido921

    This recipe was amazing!!!! I used cheddar cheese and used the mozzarella on top. EVERYONE loved this! It was soooooo good! I will definitely be making this again!

  • Kelley52

    I followed the recipe exactly, but used brown rice because it’s better for us. DH said it was good, but this was not my favorite. I have loved every thing of Kittencal’s that I have made before. It was swimming in grease & way too cheesy.

  • sheenafolsom

    i will say this my dogs loved it.

  • cieradanielle

    This is ah-may-zing!! Sooo deeelicious. Even my picky kids (who HATE anything green and remotely healthy) loved this. I used cheddar cheese this time but cant wait to try it with feta. Great comfort food & would even be great to take to a party or get together!! I will be adding this to my collection of favorites!!! Very delicious!

  • MaryToo

    I always trust Kittencal to create a delicious meal, and this spinach/rice combination is no exception. We loved the combination of flavors with ham and a sliced tomato salad (using cheddar and milk), but will try it again with feta. Thanks Kitten.

  • MaryToo

    I always trust Kittencal to create a delicious meal, and this spinach/rice combination is no exception. We loved the combination of flavors with ham and a sliced tomato salad (using cheddar and milk), but will try it again with feta. Thanks Kitten.

  • dawnmrevels

    This is great I did not have any spinach so i used mushrooms and it was great everything else is the same my kids loved it

  • JanuaryBride

    Great comfort food here my friends! We ate ours as a great vegetarian main dish with a side of Composed Greek Salad. I added some Greek Seasoning to the dish to carry through the flavors from the salad to the main course. I used reduced fat cheddar cheese and only added a little parm to the top. . .that was plenty cheese for us. Thanks for sharing this great way to use up leftover rice. UPDATE: This was even better as leftovers the next day! I topped it with some marinara sauce today which was wonderful too. Thanks for a new family favorite.

  • dawnmrevels

    This is great I did not have any spinach so i used mushrooms and it was great everything else is the same my kids loved it

  • southern chef in louisiana

    This is really good. I have never been a fan of cooked spinach ( I prefer raw) but this recipe took something I thought was yucky and made it very yummy, thanks

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