Simmered Italian Rice

Simmered Italian Rice


"Plain rice turns into a deliciously different side when it's cooked in broth and accented with spinach and Parmesan cheese."


35 m servings 177 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 177 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 581 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the broth and Italian seasoning in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil.
  2. Stir the rice and spinach in the saucepan. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender. Stir in the cheese. Serve with additional cheese.


  • Easy Substitution: This recipe will work with any variety of Swanson(R) Broth.
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  1. 20 Ratings


This recipe was very easy and delicious. I forgot to put the spinach in until the end, but the rice was hot enough to wilt the spinach and it came out great. We will definitely make this again.

This was very good! I used bullion cûbes in place of the broth and chopped broccoli instead of spinach. It was quite tasty.

Given that Hubs and I have been enjoying rice side dishes with a lot of vegetables in them lately, it was no surprise we enjoyed this one too. I added some sautéed red bell pepper, onions, mush...

We JUST finished eating this dish with another Allrecipe, Broiled Tilapia Parmesan. We really enjoyed this rice! The only adjustment I made was to leave out the Italian seasoning and used two ...

This was pretty good. Next time I will add onion and garlic.

I made it pretty much exact to recipe - just added some fresh Italian parsley since I had some handy. Wonderful!

Exceptional! Aside from adding some diced tomatoes this recipe needed no editing. This is an awesome bed for garlic baked chicken.

This rice was very easy to make and very flavorful. Instead of spinach I diced 1/2 cup tomato and 1/2 cup brocolli, and added a bit of garlic powder. This is definitely a keeper! Thanks

This turned out good. My kids (6 & 3) both really enjoyed it. I left out the spinach and used arborio rice in place of the long-grain. My only negative comment was that it turned out dry, but th...