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Creamed Spinach

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Creamed Spinach

1 TBSP Olive oil
1 Onion, finely chopped
1 Garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
4 oz. Reduced-Fat Cream cheese
3/4 cup Milk
2, 10 oz. packages Frozen Spinach – thawed and thoroughly drained
1/4 tsp Nutmeg

Directions:

1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
2. Add the onion, garlic, salt and pepper and cook until softened, around 5-6 minutes.
3. Add in the cream cheese and milk.  Cook stirring until the cheese is melted.
4. Add the spinah and cook until heated through and thickened, around 3-4 minutes.
5. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Spanish Rice

Our favorite spanish rice recipe. Easy and delicious, and, though this makes me cry a bit inside, not too tomatoey.

Spanish Rice

2 TBSP vegetable oil
1 cup uncooked white rice
1 medium onion, chopped
2 1/2 cups water
1, 8oz can tomato sauce
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
1 1/2 Tsp salt
3/4 Tsp chili powder
1/2 Tsp cumin
1/4 Tsp garlic powder

  • In a large pan heat vegetable oil over medium heat
  • Add rice and onion and heat until rice is lightly browned, about 5-10 minutes
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients and heat to a boil
  • Reduce heat, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally  for approximately 30 minutes until rice is tender.