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Microwave Rice and Spinach Deluxe


  • 2 tsp. butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking rice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 package frozen chopped spinach
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  • 1 jar sharp process cheese spread (5oz.)
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg (opt.)


Melt butter in 1 1/2 qt. microwave casserole on high for 20-30 seconds. Stir in onion. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add rice, salt and 1 1/2 cups water, mixing well. Microwave covered, on high for 2-3 minutes, bringing to a boil. Let stand until water is absorbed. Place spinach in 1 qt. microwave casserole. Cook 2 1/2-3 minutes. Drain excess moisture. Add rice mixture and cheese spread. Stir until cheese spread melts. Add soup and nutmeg, mixing well. Microwave for 7-9 minutes or to 150 degrees F on microwave thermometer. 6 servings

By Robin from Washington, IA

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