Rice Gratin with Spinach and Leeks

The fiber in this gratin comes from the whole wheat breadcrumbs, brown rice, spinach, and leeks.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 251
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 8.3g
  • Saturated fat: 4.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 15.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 29.8g
  • Fiber: 3.2g
  • Cholesterol: 91mg
  • Iron: 2.1mg
  • Sodium: 382mg
  • Calcium: 408mg


  • 1 cup uncooked instant brown rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 (1-ounce) slice whole wheat bread
  • 1 tablespoon light butter
  • 1 1/4 cups thinly sliced leeks (about 2)
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 2/3 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Cooking spray


  1. 1. Cook rice in 1 cup water according to package directions to yield 2 cups cooked rice.
  2. 2. Preheat oven to 375°.
  3. 3. Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 1/4 cup.
  4. 4. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add leek; sauté 6 minutes. Sprinkle with flour; stir well. Add milk; increase heat to medium-high, and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a simmer. Reduce heat; simmer 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; add rice, 1/2 cup cheese, and next 5 ingredients. Stir. Spoon into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Combine remaining cheese and breadcrumbs; sprinkle over gratin. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until set. Cool in dish 5 minutes on a wire rack.
  5. carbo rating: 27
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