Creamy Spinach and Rice

The secret to this creamy spinach and rice doesn’t actually involve any cream at all! This is the perfect side dish to serve with dinner.


  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/2 white onion, diced (approximately 1/2 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 + 3/4 cup water
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 bunch fresh baby spinach (approximately 4 cups)
  • optional: 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese


  1. Heat a medium saucepan on medium-high.  Add butter, onion and garlic – cook until onions start to get soft, approximately 3 minutes.
  2. Add rice and water.  Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.  Simmer, covered for 5 to 10 minutes.  Once water starts to get absorbed into the rice, add the bouillon cube and continue to cook covered on low.
  3. Once the rice is cooked through, remove from heat.  Add a handful of spinach and stir into the rice until wilted and completely combined, repeat until all of the spinach is added to the rice.
  4. Serve in a large dish and (optional) sprinkled with parmesan cheese.