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Spinach Brown Rice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Healthy spinach brown rice that is made with a raw spinach and kale sauce and a lovely exotic twist from mango and lemon. 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Latin
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 376 kcal
Author: Florentina
Ingredients
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 2.5 cups baby spinach
  • 1 leaf kale -large
  • 2 leaves bay
  • 1 yellow mango -small
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3.75 cups water (or vegetable stock)
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon -juiced & zested
  • 1/4 cups pine nuts - for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add the brown rice, water, bay leaves and a pinch of sea salt to medium stock pot. Bring to a simmer, cover with a tight lid, turn the flame down and simmer away for 45 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Remove the rice from flame and allow it to sit covered for 10 minutes. 

  2. Transfer the cooke rice to a large mixing bowl and using a fork fluff up the grains. Discard the bay leaves.

  3. Meanwhile add the spinach, kale and sliced mayo to a food processor or blender together with the scallions, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. Process until smooth with a pesto-like texture. Season to taste with sea salt and more lemon juice if desired.

  4. Pour the spinach sauce on top of the rice and using a spatula fold to coat well. Garnish with the pine nuts and serve!

Nutrition Facts
Spinach Brown Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 25mg1%
Potassium 376mg11%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 2480IU50%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.