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Super creamy and delicious spinach garlic rice recipe. Pure comfort food.

Cheesy Garlic Spinach Rice.

Cheesy, garlicky, spinach brown rice - a tasty side dish or entree.
Course Entree
Cuisine gluten free, vegan.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 303 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


  • 1 cup organic short grain brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Daiya mozzarella cheese or dairy cheese if you are not dairy free
  • 1 cup thawed and drained frozen chopped spinach
  • 2/3 cup dairy free milk
  • 1 Tablespoon gluten free flour blend
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Put the brown rice, olive oil, garlic, and chopped onion in a large pot along with 1 3/4 cups of water. Bring to a bowl, then reduce heat and cover. Cook until rice is tender, about 35-40 minutes.
  2. When rice is done cooking, add the spinach and Daiya cheese. Stir until cheese is melted.
  3. Add the dairy free milk and gluten free flour blend. Stir well until the sauce has thickened up.
  4. Add the sea salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  5. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Store leftovers in the refrigerator. They should stay fresh for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Garlic Spinach Rice.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 893mg39%
Potassium 311mg9%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 4575IU92%
Vitamin C 4.9mg6%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.