Zesty Lemon Rice with Spinach

Author: Recipes_se
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizers, Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • Stove


  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 3/4 cup brown rice uncooked
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 8 oz can tomato paste
  • 2 bunches fresh spinach trimmed
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice no added sugar or preservatives
  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet with a lid, saut√© onions and garlic in the olive oil for about 2 minutes. Add the brown rice and stir constantly to lightly toast.
  • Add water and mix well. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in tomato paste, spinach and parsley. Cover and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until spinach is wilted, rice is cooked and liquid is absorbed.
  • Add in lemon juice, salt and pepper.

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