Greek Spinach & Rice

To use half a package of the frozen spinach, place the unwrapped spinach in
a microwave-safe dish and cook on 30% power (medium-low) for 2 to 4 minutes
or just till soft enough to cut in half with a sharp knife.  Rewrap one half and
return to freezer.  Continue to cook the remaining half on 30% power
for 3 to 5 minutes more or till thawed.

Makes 4 servings

1 cup water
1 medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel or 1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup long grain rice
1/2 of a 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
Lemon peel strips (optional)

In a medium saucepan combine water, onion, garlic, oregano, chicken bouillon granules,
lemon peel or juice, and pepper.  Bring to boiling.  Stir in rice; reduce heat.  Cover
and simmer for 10 minutes.  Stir in spinach.  Cover and cook for 5 to 10 minutes
more or till rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.  Stir lightly with a fork before
serving.  Garnish with lemon peel strips, if desired.  

POINTS:  3 (2)

PER SERVING:  113 Calories, 0 g Total Fat, 0 g Saturated Fat,
251 mg Sodium, 24 g Total Carbohydrate,
2 g Dietary Fiber, 3 g Protein

* Whenever possible, I calculate ALL my Points on my website with my Offline Points Calculator
in the Half Points Mode, which rounds UP to the nearest Half Point. This keeps my site consistent.

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