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Spinach Rice Casserole

Spinach Rice Casserole

Spinach, tofu, onions, garlic and rice come together in this easy meatless Spinach Rice Casserole.

Ingredients

1/3 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 14-1/2-ounce can peeled Italian-style tomatoes, cut up
1 teaspoon dried oregano or basil, crushed
8-ounces tofu, drained (fresh bean curd)
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon sesame seed, toasted

Directions

In a large saucepan cook the onion and garlic in hot oil until onion is tender but not brown. Add undrained tomatoes, and oregano or basil. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, place tofu in a food processor bowl or blender container. Cover and process or blend until smooth. Add to tomato mixture. Stir in cooked rice, spinach, half of the Swiss cheese, the salt, and pepper.

Grease 4 individual casseroles or one 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Spoon mixture into casseroles. Bake, uncoverd, in a 350 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and sesame seed.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 4 servings.
Serving size: 1 serving
Calories: 301; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 13mg; Sodium: 701mg; Carbohydrates: 36g; Protein: 15g

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