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!
Spinach, Rice, and Feta Pie
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 198
- Calories from fat: 30
- Fat: 6.7g
- Saturated fat: 3.4g
- Monounsaturated fat: 1.9g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
- Protein: 10g
- Carbohydrate: 24.8g
- Fiber: 2.3g
- Cholesterol: 53mg
- Iron: 1.9mg
- Sodium: 494mg
- Calcium: 237mg
- 2 teaspoons margarine
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk
- 2 cups cooked long-grain rice
- 3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
- Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- 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.
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