Healthified Spinach and Rice Casserole

Healthified Spinach and Rice Casserole

72% less sat fat • 43% fewer calories • 61% less fat than the original recipe. Give a favorite casserole a makeover using brown rice for whole-grain benefits.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Makes

8

servings

2
teaspoons olive oil
3
medium carrots, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
2/3
cup chopped celery
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1 3/4
cups water
1
can (10 3/4 oz) condensed 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup
2
boxes (9 oz each) Green Giant® frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
1 1/2
cups uncooked instant brown rice
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
cup diced cooked ham
3/4
cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (3 oz)
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add carrots, celery, onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add water and soup; heat to boiling. Add spinach, rice, Italian seasoning and pepper; return to boiling. Remove from heat; stir in ham, 1/4 cup of the Cheddar cheese and the Parmesan cheese. Spread in baking dish. Cover with foil.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese. Let stand uncovered 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Makes 8 servings (1 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
What is "Healthified"?
We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.
Time-Saver
Look for prepackaged diced cooked ham near the cooked meats in the grocery store.
Success
For this recipe, be sure to use instant brown rice. Regular brown rice requires a different amount of liquid and takes longer to cook.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 220
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 780mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 12g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.