Spinach & Rice Pilaf; a good day

We do eat foods other than salads during the summer.

Sometimes I’m too lazy to go out and pick lettuce.

Sometimes I actually buy greens at the market.

In previous years the aphids have won the battle over the spinach in my garden. I no longer plant it. Luckily for me it’s readily available at the markets this time of year.

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Spinach & Rice Pilaf

This is almost like fried rice – but quicker. Sauté the vegetables when the rice is almost done.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Sides


  • 1/2 cup (3.5oz, 100gr) quick-cooking brown rice
  • 1 cup (8oz, 250ml) beef broth
  • 2 medium carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 2oz (60gr) spinach, washed, large leaves chopped
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 2 tsp oil


  • Cook rice in beef broth according to package directions.
  • Heat oil in a medium skillet.
  • Add carrots, onions, and sauté until tender.
  • When rice is done, add it to the skillet, along with the spinach, soy sauce and marjoram.
  • Cook, stirring, just until the spinach starts to wilt, 1 – 2 minutes.
  • Serve.


I make this with a quick-cooking brown rice that looks like (or is) brown basmati. It cooks in 16 minutes. Basmati or any rice will work.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 275
  • Sugar: 6.2 g
  • Sodium: 460.2 mg
  • Fat: 6.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.4 g
  • Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Protein: 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: rice pilaf, spinach, rice sides

Rice & Spinach Pilaf

Another good choice is Rice, Pea & Parsley Salad

Today was one of ‘those’ days – but in a good way.

I was going on my walk alone today, as my walking partner is away. I was hoping for an early start, but as I was changing shoes the guys showed up to clean the chimneys. They never make an appointment, just appear and come back if it doesn’t work.

I decided to be kind and not leave mon mari alone to deal with them so I got the watering done while they got the chimneys done.

After my walk I realized that the shallots needed to be braided and hung up in the cave. As I took all the debris from that project out to the compost I noticed that a lot of the lettuce had bolted overnight so I went into the potager and pulled all that out.

As long as I was there I picked the beans and summer squash and tied up the tomatoes.

And so on….

It was a good day.

On another subject…. I keep hearing / reading about people ‘going yo their happy place.

This is mine:

I spend so much time gazing up at all the shades of green against the blue sky that I am lucky my bike and I have not ended up in the canal.

Looking up is beautiful and brings me peace.

4 thoughts on “Spinach & Rice Pilaf; a good day”

  1. I think I would need to stop and sit and look up for hours there. It looks so peaceful and quiet. Good for the soul.

    The Pilaf looks delicious! Right now, we have ribs on the smoker. We are indulging this week since hubs is off for the week. Salary at GM gets one week shutdown because of the holiday and we’re having a stay home vacation of sorts. Of sorts because he’s hanging drywall upstairs at the moment. It rained much of the day so it seemed like a good time to do it. And it needs done.

    • Drywall… followed by taping, then sanding. I don’t miss it. Sheetrock dust is the worst. We did very little of it in this house – but a lot of plastering.
      I need to smoke some ribs – it’s been ages since we’ve done that.

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