Brown Rice & Greens

Brown Rice & Greens

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From the EatingWell Kitchen

Whole grains and greens in one easy side dish.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2½ cups water
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups baby spinach, or arugula
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste


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  1. Bring water and rice to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 40 to 50 minutes. Stir spinach (or arugula) into the hot rice, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 171 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 3 g fiber; 35 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 6 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,834 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 42 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 168 mg sodium; 117 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (37% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, ½ vegetable