6 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Pour mixture into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over pie. Cover and chill.

Step 4

To serve, let stand 30 minutes at room temperature.

Step 5

Bake pie at 400° for 35 minutes or until set. Broil 2 minutes or until pie is golden brown.

Step 6

Note: Besides the nutrients listed below, each serving provides 3,909 IUs vitamin A and 13mg vitamin C.

Ratings & Reviews

peaches09's Review

March 14, 2014
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!

swatibharteey's Review

June 20, 2012
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!

littlemaria's Review

December 23, 2011
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.

ResearcherMama's Review

September 26, 2011
This a a go to recipe in our house. My 2 year old loves it. It is so much better if you cover the top of the pie with tomato slices, gives it the kick of acidity it needs.

LongBeachLiz's Review

September 11, 2011
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

SillyCow's Review

May 31, 2010
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!