Thursday, March 22, 2012

Garlic Spinach Parmesan Rice

Yesterday, I spent most of my time lounging on my couch, watching movies, trying to shake off the Zombie Plague. (I'm pretty sure Zombie Plague = Allergies + Cold, but it sucks nonetheless.) I thought I'd save myself effort and reserve Redbox movies before I left work, but got to McDonald's and the machine didn't recognize my card. In my zombie state, I had driven to the wrong location.

Well, crap.

I was pretty set on watching The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (new version with Daniel Craig, of course) and The Muppets, so I did drive to the correct location, pick up my movies, and grumpily drive home in the rainstorm. Fortunately, I ended up liking the movie even more than I thought I would.

After all that, I was still exhausted, sore and generally feeling crappy. I wanted a healthy dinner, minimal effort. There was a bag of spinach in the fridge, needing to be used, and I thought maybe I'd try to recreate a sauteed/stir-fried garlic spinach and brown rice meal I had at Bo Ling once. Considering that I could barely walk in a straight line and constantly dropped things all day, I ruled this out quickly.

When searching for recipes, I settled on this one because it included similar ingredients, added cheese, and resembled a low-effort risotto substitute. As a meal, I'd say this serves two people. As a side, about four.

Garlic Spinach Parmesan Rice
(serves 2)

2 cups cooked brown rice
1 bag baby spinach
1 tbsp garlic
Freshly cracked black pepper
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese

1. Cook rice, stopping when just a little water remains.
2. Rinse and mince spinach. Add garlic, pepper and cheese.
3. Combine all ingredients.

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