I started making this Spinach Rice dish as a replacement for our traditional West Indian rice and beans. My daughters Zoe and Emily love it! Give it a try with your kids. It might be a clever way you can sneak some spinach into their diet. Healthy eating that tastes great!
- 1 Small onion, diced
- 10 Season peppers, or ½ bell pepper, diced
- 1 Cup chopped spinach (frozen spinach can be used)
- 2 Cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Cup long grain rice, rinsed
- Olive oil to saute
- 2 Cups coconut milk***
- 1 Teaspoon thyme
- Salt to taste
In a medium saucepan saute the peppers and onions over medium heat until translucent, and the garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add the spinach and saute until heated through.
Next, add the coconut milk and rinsed rice, turn the heat up to high and bring the pot to a boil. Finally, add the salt and thyme reduce the heat to low cover the pot and cook undisturbed for 20 minutes.
***if you do not like coconut, chicken stock or water can be substituted.