The Downing Clinic – Spinach Rice Stuffing


This is a great side dish to use with baked chicken or turkey!

4 tbs 
Butter or olive oil
Scallions (chopped)
1½ cups 
Walnuts (chopped)
4 cloves 
Garlic (minced)
2 strips 
Bacon (uncured – no nitrates or nitrites)
1 tsp 
1 tsp 
1 tsp 
1½ lbs 
Ricotta cheese
2 lbs 
Fresh spinach (cooked, squeezed dry and chopped)
2 cups 
Brown rice (cooked – may add herbs and garlic to the water when cooking)
4 oz 
Parmesan cheese
4 oz 
Fontina cheese or Asiago cheese
1 cup 
Broth (Chicken, Turkey or Vegetable)
  1. Melt butter, saute onions lightly and add walnuts, and bacon. Cook and stir over low heat for 5 minutes and remove from heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix cooked rice, spinach, cheeses and herbs. Add sauteed onion mixture and mix. Place in a shallow baking dish and bake at 325° F for about 1 hour. Then serve.

Servings: 10
Yield: 10 – 3/4 cup servings

Nutrition Facts


Nutrition (per serving): 784.9 calories; 78% calories from fat; 69.7g total fat; 51.5mg cholesterol; 618.9mg sodium; 820.3mg potassium; 20.0g carbohydrates; 4.4g fiber; 1.8g sugar; 15.7g net carbs; 24.5g protein.

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