Rice, Cheddar, and Spinach Pie

Without my Simple Dinners friend, I would never have found this! Yum!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 3 cups cooked instant or quick-cooking brown rice
  • 1 cup diced extra-sharp Cheddar cheese (I used shredded parmesan instead.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup nonfat milk

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Generously coat a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and spinach; cook, stirring, 1 minute more. Transfer to a large bowl. Add rice, cheese, pepper and salt to the bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Whisk eggs and milk in a medium bowl. Stir into the spinach-rice mixture. Transfer to the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  4. Bake the pie until lightly browned in spots, about 25 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting into wedges.

*Eating Well, April 2012

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