Creamy Spinach Rice

by Alyona's Cooking
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This creamy spinach rice makes the perfect side dish using fresh spinach! A three cheese melody, cream and broth make it extra creamy and it’s all cooked in one-pot!

When you have lots of spinach you want tasty ways to use it up. Of coarse you can make a creamy spinach dip or our popular creamy spinach chicken bake, but sometimes something like a side dish is preferred to compliment the main dish. Not a fan of spinach add some broccoli or chicken pieces! The cream, parmesan, Monterey Jack and cream cheese make this rice dish extra creamy! And what better way to make dinner than in one pot?!

Is this Creamy Spinach rice Keto friendly?

Yes! Cheese, rice and spinach all fall into the foods of a Keto diet! So this recipe is safe to make if following one.

What makes this spinach rice creamy?

The heavy cream, parmesan, Monterey Jack and cream cheese all make for a creamy rice dish. And it’s all made in one pot to cut down on dishes!

Delicious Add-ins:

  • Broccoli
  • chicken breast pieces
  • chili flakes
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Asparagus
  • Kale

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Creamy Spinach Rice

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 479kcal
This creamy spinach rice makes the perfect side dish using fresh spinach! A three cheese melody, cream and broth make it extra creamy and it's all cooked in one-pot!
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Ingredients

Creamy Spinach Rice

  • 2 cups Jasmine Rice
  • 3 Tbsp Canola oil
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt & pepper
  • 8 oz fresh spinach coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese grated

Instructions

How to make creamy Spinach Rice

  • Saute rice in oil for 2 minutes. Add the broth, heavy cream, cream cheese, spices and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the spinach, parmesan cheese and simmer for 10 more minutes.
  • Stir in the Monterey Jack cheese and serve.

Notes

NOTE: Can add fresh garlic or garlic powder with the spices for extra flavor. 
CHEESE: Can use any kind of white grated cheese for the Monterey Jack cheese. I used a pre-packaged blend of grated Colby and Monterey. 
CHICKEN BROTH SUBSTITUTE: Stir together water and 1 teaspoon of salt or chicken bullion powder. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 680mg | Potassium: 347mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3492IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 333mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Spinach Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 479 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 680mg30%
Potassium 347mg10%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 3492IU70%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 333mg33%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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