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Skinny Spinach and Rice Casserole

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 8

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. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

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) 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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.
  • Look for prepackaged diced cooked ham near the cooked meats in the grocery store.
  • 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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
6%
Sodium
780mg
32%
Potassium
370mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
9%
Dietary Fiber
3g
15%
Sugars
3g
Protein
12g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
180%
180%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
10%
10%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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