Parmesan Spinach Rice Recipe

One of my favorite easy sides for busy weeknight dinners is rice. Sometimes I stock up on dry pasta and pre-packaged rice dinners when they’re on sale, but they taste so much better when they’re homemade! Whether you use your rice cooker or re-create this recipe exactly as it’s listed below, this parmesan and spinach rice combination tastes delicious!

Parmesan Spinach Rice

Garlic, spinach, and parmesan cheese combine to make a simple dish with a lot of flavor. You won’t want to buy pre-packaged rice dinners again!

Parmesan Spinach Rice

Parmesan & Spinach Rice

Yield: *Makes approximately 3-4 servings.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Make this parmesan and spinach rice for a quick side dish!


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cups uncooked rice
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup tightly packed baby spinach, chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Heat the garlic and butter in a medium size saucepan. Once the garlic has melted, add in the rice.
  2. Once the rice has been stirred into the butter, add in the 2 cups of milk and simmer on medium heat. stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Once the rice has cooked through, add in the chopped spinach and the parmesan cheese. Heat through another 5-10 minutes to allow the spinach to wilt and the parmesan cheese to melt.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 401Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 461mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 12g

The nutritional information here is an estimate. While I try to provide accurate information via Nutritionix, this information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that it will be completely accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any information should only be used as a general guideline.

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