Side Dish ‘n’ Saturdays: Cheesy Spinach Rice Bake

Cheesy Spinach Rice Bake


1 (10 oz.) package frozen spinach (thawed then hand squeezed dry to remove excess moisture)
2 cups cooked white rice or brown rice, cool before using rice
1/3 cup melted butter
2 cups shredded medium cheddar cheese
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup finely minced onion
1-2 teaspoon fresh minced garlic
3 large eggs, beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 cup grated cheddar or mozzarella cheese, for topping

Prep Day: Generously grease a 11 x 7-inch disposable baking dish. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients with a wooden spoon, mixing very well to combine. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

To Freeze: Warp tightly in plastic wrap and then cover in foil. Freeze.

Serve Day: thaw over night in refrigerator. remove wrapping and bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes or until hot. Enjoy!

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