Brown Rice with White Beans and Spinach Recipe

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This is a light, healthy vegetarian meal.

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Servings: 4


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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 c. diced onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 c. long-grain brown rice
  • 3 3/4 c. chicken broth (low-sodium)
  • 4 c. packed trimmed and torn spinach leaves
  • 1/4 c. grated Parmesan/Romano cheese
  • 2 tbsp. pine nuts, toasted in a dry pan
  • 1-2 tbsp. slivered sun-dried tomatoes in oil, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 (16-19 oz. each) cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained


  1. Heat the oil over medium-low heat in a large heavy saucepan. Add onion and garlic and saute, stirring often until golden, about 10 minutes. Stir in rice and stir constantly, about 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the broth and bring to a simmer. Cook, tightly covered, until the rice is tender, about 45 minutes. Add the beans, spinach and grated cheese, folding together just until blended. The mixture should be creamy. Cover and cook over medium-low heat until the spinach is just wilted but still bright green, about 3 minutes.
  3. Serve at once, sprinkled with pine nuts and sun-dried tomatoes.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 349g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 402  
Calories from Fat 102 25%
Total Fat 11.78g 15%
Saturated Fat 3.02g 12%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 230mg 10%
Potassium 472mg 13%
Total Carbs 61.19g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3.3g 11%
Sugars 2.61g 2%
Protein 14.34g 23%
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  • John Spottiswood
    I thought this was quite tasty. My kids didn't love it. I would serve this with family and friends, but probably not for a dinner party. It is a hearty, healthy, and comforting dish. The flavors are mild and pleasing.
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