Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Spinach and Raisin Rice

This rice was so flavorful, and I loved the addition of the raisins and spinach.  My five year old ate three servings of this, when he usually shies away from ANYthing with spinach.

1 T. butter
1/3 c. minced shallots
1 c. basmati rice
2 c low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 c. golden raisins
Minced zest of 1 lemon
1/2 t. kosher salt
Red pepper flakes to taste
4 c. chopped fresh spinach
2 T. fresh lemon juice

1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.  Add shallots and cook until soft, about 3 minutes.

2. Stir in rice and cook 1 min.  Stir in broth, raisins, zest, and salt, and season with pepper flakes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook rice until tender, about 15 min.

3. Add spinach; toss until wilted.  Remove pan from heat and let stand 5 minutes, then stir in lemon juice.

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