Cooking with Brown Rice: Brown Rice Florentine

The word florentine makes this recipe sound really fancy.. but it’s not.. florentine just means it has spinach in it!! :) This makes a great side dish to a meal and if you cook your rice up earlier in the day or have it in the freezer this goes together super fast at dinner time..

Brown Rice Florentine

1 medium onion, chopped
½ a green or red pepper, chopped (or you can use a few mini peppers which is what I did in the pics below)
2 or 3 large mushrooms, sliced
2 cups fresh spinach baby spinach leaves or tear up larger leaf spinach in smaller pieces
3 T butter
4 cups cooked brown rice
salt and pepper to taste

Assemble your ingredients and chop up veggies..

Heat up a large frying pan on medium high heat. When it is hot, add the butter and let it melt.

Add the onions, peppers and mushrooms to the frying pan and let these cook until the veggies are soft.

Now add the spinach and stir this around until the spinach wilts…

Add the cooked rice…

Stir and heat up. Taste a bite and add some salt and pepper to your liking.

Enjoy!! :)


  1. This looks fantastic! I am definitely going to give it a try; I've been looking for some great rice recipes! Thanks for sharing!
    Kirby @

  2. This looks really, really good :) :) I like spinach, it make this really healthy :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  3. That might be the most beautiful picture of chopped up veggies I have ever seen! YUM!


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