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Spinach & Rice Casserole


This creamy, flavorful rice casserole is loaded with spinach, mushrooms and yellow rice. The perfect side dish.

Recipe from Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary

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  • 2 tablespoons oil and 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 package (10oz) baby bella mushrooms (chopped)
  • 1 package frozen cut-leaf spinach (16 oz) thawed and drained
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar, plus extra for the topping
  • 3 cups cooked rice, cooled (I used Goya yellow rice, Spanish style, 14oz box)*see note
  • 1 tablespoon Lawrys seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Step 1

Oven to 350.

Grease a large casserole dish.

In a large pan over medium high heat, sauté the onion in the olive oil and butter until translucent. Add in the mushrooms and cook until softened (about 5 minutes). Add the spinach and garlic and cook for 2 – 3 minutes longer. Add the nutmeg and cook just 1 minute longer. Set aside to cool.

In a large bowl stir together the cheese, rice and seasonings. Whisk together the soup and the chicken broth and stir into rice mixture. Add in the spinach/mushroom mixture and gently stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Pour into prepared casserole dish and top with extra shredded cheese. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until top is golden and bubbly.

*If you get the Goya 14 oz rice, you will have about a cup left over.

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