My family doesn't eat spinach. More specifically; my husband doesn't eat spinach. I haven't made many meals that include spinach. At least not when hubs is home.
Funny thing, I actually scheduled to make this on a night that he worked. He's also not too keen on eggs for dinner. I know, I know, you're asking yourself what I ever even saw in this guy!
Well, the schedule changed and he was indeed, home for dinner.
He loved it! He ate plenty and didn't complain once. See, he is a good guy. I did make him some fried ham to go along with it. That helped. :-)
I thought it was fantastic. I actually wish he hadn't been home as I would have had leftovers for breakfast! Is that wrong of me?
Rice Casserole with Bacon and Spinach Recipe
Adapted from Gluten Free Homemaker
3 cups cooked brown rice
12 oz. cooked bacon, crumbed or in chunks
6 oz. fresh spinach
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. oil or bacon grease
1 tbsp. dried parsley
1/4 tsp. dried ground thyme
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup milk
2 large eggs
Saute onion in the bacon grease for about 4 - 5 minutes until tender. Add garlic and stir in for about a minute. Add the spinach to the onion and garlic. Saute until just wilted.
Combine the rice, bacon, onion mixture, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, combine the milk and eggs, beating the eggs with a fork until they are combined with milk. Add the milk mixture to the rice mixture. Stir well.
Spoon into a greased 9 x 13 in. baking dish and spread evenly. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.