What a crazy week it’s been. We got some pretty bad storms on Sunday night. Tornadoes touched down in our neighboring cities and left nothing but devastation behind. I can’t imagine what it would be like to lose everything, including lives of loved ones in a matter of minutes. Those victims are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.
Besides the horrible storms, it’s also prom season. Let me tell ya, things get cray cray for tanning salon owners during prom season. It’s the good kind of crazy, but still. Needless to say my poor husband has had to scrounge around the kitchen to find something decent to eat. I feel horrible about that, but when I get home after 7 pm, there’s just no time or energy left in me to cook. Luckily he’s a pretty cool dude and hasn’t complained a bit. I’ve never been so thankful for a frozen pizza! (And thank’s to Simple Truth and Amy’s brands, we can still eat pizza and stay organic!)
Yesterday I had a little break at work and decided to make a quick run to the grocery store. I knew I needed something quick and easy, and we’ve seriously been lacking in veggies lately. Pizza is great and all, but it doesn’t quite cut it in the veggie department. Without a recipe, I attempted to create my own little dish. It was quick, easy, and totally delish if I may toot my own horn. *toot, toot*
This would make a great Meatless Monday meal, or just any occasion that you need something filling, quick, and nutritious! You could really add any vegetables that you like into this dish. I wanted to have a variety of colors and I used up some peppers that we already had at home!
You could also whip this up in the morning and bake it when you get home from work. Doesn’t get much better than that!
Spinach & Rice Bake
10 oz fresh organic spinach (I used Simple Truth, of course!)
1/2 yellow organic onion, finely chopped
1/2 orange or yellow organic bell pepper. chopped (I cut up the leftovers and freeze for later!)
1/2 organic red bell pepper, chopped
3 organic celery stalks, finely chopped
1 cup organic brown rice, cooked (measurement is after cooking. I like to cook mine in chicken broth for added flavor.)
2 cloves minced garlic
3 large organic eggs, beaten
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, and a little extra for topping (don’t buy the packaged stuff!)
1/3 cup organic whole milk
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Seasonings of your choice. I used..
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp lemon & pepper seasoning
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the onion with the peppers and celery until tender. Add the spinach by the handful and cook until wilted. Add the garlic and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, add the spinach mixture, cheese and all other ingredients. Mix until well incorporated.
Transfer to a lightly greased 8×8 baking dish. Bake, uncovered for 35-40 minutes until firm.
Ya’ll know by now that we love cheese in our household, so I added an extra sprinkle of cheese on the top, and broiled for 5 min until lightly browned. Yum, yum goodness!
I served it up with a side of canned mixed vegetables and our bellies were full and happy! Enjoy!