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Mediterranean Rice with Wilted Spinach and Feta Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Mediterranean Rice with Wilted Spinach and Feta

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Mediterranean Rice with Wilted Spinach and Feta

Fresh spinach is simmered with olive tapenade and feta cheese for a tangy base to this rice dish. Some prepared tapenades are made with anchovy paste, so be sure to read the label before buying.

  • 6Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Tbs. herb- and garlic-infused olive oil
  • 8 cups baby spinach (4 oz.)
  • 3 Tbs. prepared olive tapenade, plus more for garnish, optional
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat feta cheese, plus more for garnish, optional
  • 2 cups cooked white or brown rice

Preparation

Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 4 cups spinach, and cook 2 minutes, or until wilted. Push wilted spinach to outer edge of skillet, forming a ring. Add remaining spinach and cook, 1 to 2 minutes more, or until all spinach is wilted, mixing together with first batch.

Stir in tapenade and feta, and simmer 2 to 3 minutes. (Mixture will be saucy.) Fold in rice and cook 1 to 2 minutes more, or until heated through. Serve sprinkled with additional crumbled feta and olive tapenade, if using.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 132
  • Carbohydrate Content: 16 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 2 mg
  • Fat Content: 6 g
  • Fiber Content: 0.5 g
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 143 mg
  • Sugar Content: 0.5 g