Meatless Mondays  |  Posted 10.02.14

Rice, Cheddar, and Spinach Pie

Rice, Cheddar, and Spinach Pie

This unique and easy pie will be sure to make your Meatless Monday dinner a hit.

Serves: 6
Total Time: 45 min
Prep Time: 15 min

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 clove(s) garlic, minced
  • 1 package (10-ounce) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 3 cups cooked instant or quick-cooking brown rice
  • 1 cup diced extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup non-fat milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Generously coat a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and spinach; cook, stirring, 1 minute more. Transfer to a large bowl. Add rice, cheese, pepper, and salt to the bowl and stir to combine.
  • Whisk eggs and milk in a medium bowl. Stir into the spinach-rice mixture. Transfer to the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Bake the pie until lightly browned in spots, about 25 minutes.