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Rice, spinach and feta cheese

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Ready in 40 minutes, serves 4 to 6.

Don’t be fooled by the name of this dish – it should be called “heaven in a bowl”.

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, sliced
  • 400g can tomatoes in juice, chopped or 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Salt and pepper to season

1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and fry gently until tender.

2. Add the uncooked rice. Stir and cook for an additional 2 minutes.

3. Add the stock and wine. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a low heat. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes until tender. Mix in the spinach. Cover and cook for a further 5 to 8 minutes until the rice and spinach are tender and the rice has absorbed all the liquid.

4. Mix in the tomatoes and cheese, before cooking for a further 2 minutes.

5. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.

Cook’s tip:
Add fresh herbs, such as parsley or basil, to these dishes just before serving.

About Annabelle White

Annabelle was born and raised in New Zealand and while she does not have formal chef’s training her love of “great honest cooking” came from watching her mother cook every day after school.

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