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Spicy Garlic Spinach with Sesame Seeds and Rice

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup spinach and 1/2 cup rice)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons loose green tea or 2 green tea bags, opened
  • 1 teaspoon chopped seeded hot red chile pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups hot cooked long-grain rice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 198
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 6.1 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 1.9 g
  • polyfat 2.8 g
  • protein 6.3 g
  • carbohydrate 30.8 g
  • fiber 5.3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 4.8 mg
  • sodium 239 mg
  • calcium 173 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add tea, and stir-fry about 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add chile pepper and garlic; stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add spinach; stir-fry 2 minutes. Stir in vinegar, and cook 1 minute or until spinach wilts. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, salt, and black pepper. Serve over rice.