We’re lucky to be members of a winter CSA with Foxtail Farm. This time of year Foxtail starts moving away from giving us boxes filled with vegetables grown in the hoop house (baby it’s cold outside!!) to some of the delicious food items they prepare in their commercial kitchen (not to mention their massive root cellar and fresh frozen fruits and veg they put in our boxes). Still, we had spinach in our box last Saturday! It’s tender and delicious and probably the last we’ll have from them until spring. It was the perfect thing for this Spinach and Rice Casserole recipe.There are so many great things to do with spinach. I throw it in my smoothies. I use it in soups. I make spinach pesto. I make spinach and rice casserole!

This pilaf/casserole is great as a main dish for high carb vegans like us (in which case it serves 2) or as a side dish for just about anyone. It’s also a great base if you want to make a nice one bowl meal. Stay tuned for a delicious Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes and Summer Squash with Mushrooms and Olives recipe coming next week. It’s stellar on top of this casserole.

Spinach and Rice Casserole

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan
Meal type Main Dish, Side Dish
This is a quick, health and delicious vegan pilaf casserole featuring brown rice and spinach. You will enjoy this as a side dish or as a base for savory bowl entree.


  • 8oz spinach (chopped)
  • 2 cups brown rice (cooked)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground pepper to taste

Flax Mixture

  • 3 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 6 tablespoons water


Flax Mixture
Step 1
Combine the ground flax and water together in a small bowl and set aside while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
Step 2
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 3
Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl and combine until well incorporated. Pour in the flax mixture and stir well. Put the contents into a small casserole.
Step 4
Cover the casserole and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.


1 serving:
428 calories
5g total fat
0 cholesterol
107% of daily requirement of vitamin A
11% of daily requirement of calcium
27% of daily requirement of vitamin C
8.7g fiber
82g carbohydrates
455mg sodium
881mg potassium

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