Melt margarine in large saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped onion, and saute 3 minutes. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until well-blended. Bring mixture to a simmer, and cook 1 minute or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Remove saucepan from heat, and stir in the cooked rice, crumbled feta cheese, egg, egg whites, and spinach.
Pour mixture into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over pie. Cover and chill.
To serve, let stand 30 minutes at room temperature.
Bake pie at 400° for 35 minutes or until set. Broil 2 minutes or until pie is golden brown.
Note: Besides the nutrients listed below, each serving provides 3,909 IUs vitamin A and 13mg vitamin C.
We like this dish a lot. It goes well with a steak, with chops, or pork tenderloin. It's also a good vegetarian main dish. I use 2 whole eggs, a bit more feta and Parmesan and whatever kind of milk we have. You can play around a bit with this recipe; it always turns out well!
I have been making this recipe sine it came out in the 1990's - it's fabulous! Also great fi you have someone coming over with a Gluten allergy...I add a litte more feta and a half a cup of parm cheese on top(which naturally sways the calories, but we love this dish!
My family and I love this recipe. As a matter of fact, I lost my copy of the recipe and searched high and low until I found it again on this site. I do make a few changes though. I use Pecorino Romano cheese instead of the Parmesan cheese and I use closer to a 1/4 cup. I add more onion and I add garlic and basil to give it a bit more of a zing. Oh and I use butter. It think it works.
I really like this recipe as a good go to - I usually use brown rice
Has gone over well at Bunco and other gatherings
I am not a big spinach fan and usually use broccoli instead
The last time I made it I use ramekins for individual servings and that worked out great
I give it 3 stars, which by definition on this site means "a good, solid recipe". It is good, yes, but definitely plain as the other reviewers have stated. I will make it again with modifications: garlic, possibly chopped preserved lemon, fresh herbs & a pinch more salt. I did not like it as well as spanikopita but I wanted to!
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