Baked spinach with brown rice and cheese

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Fresh spinach leaves
Or
½ pounds Frozen spinach, thawed
8 fluid ounce Brown rice
16 fluid ounce Hot water
1 Onion, chopped
1 tablespoon Oil
1 teaspoon Butter
4 ounces Grated cheddar cheese
2 Large eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons Chopped parsley
2 tablespoons Bread crumbs
1 tablespoon Melted butter
Cayenne
Nutmeg
Salt
Pepper

Melt the butter and oil in a saucepan and soften the onion it it, then stire in the rice to get it coated with oil. Add the hot water, stir once, and simmer gently with a lid on for 40 minutes or until the grain is cooked.

As soon as the rice is cooked, cool it in a bowl, then combine it with the grated cheese and stir in the eggs and parsley followed by the chopped spinach. Season well and add a good grating of nutmeg.

Now place the mixture into a large oiled pie dish, mis the breadcrumbs with the melted butter and cayenne and sprinkle that over the top.

Bake in the centre of the oven for about 35 minutes.

Submitted By LORNA PRICE On 11-25-94

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