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Brown Spinach Rice (Check Rice)

Brown Spinach Rice aka Check Rice - A healthy African way of cooking rice spiced up with curry powder, garlic, and paprika. Vegan
Course Sides
Cuisine Fusion
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 -5
Calories 430kcal
Author Imma


  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 2 -3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 6-8 cups fresh spinach
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon curry powder optional
  • 4 cups chicken stock or water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt or more adjust to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


  • In a food processor blend spinach and parsley. Set aside
  • Wash rice until water runs clear. Drain water.
  • Heat a saucepan with oil. Then add onions, garlic, paprika, curry, scotch bonnet pepper (optional), and sauté for about a minute.
  • Stir in rice to the pan, about 2 minutes, then add 4 cups of stock/water, bring to a boil reduce heat, and simmer until rice is almost cooked- about 15 -18 minutes into cooking.
  • Then add spinach and parsley mixture. Combine and mix thoroughly.
  • Continue cooking, for a few more minutes until rice is completely cooked. You may add more stock if needed.
  • Adjust for salt and pepper. Serve warm


Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 927mg | Potassium: 566mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4660IU | Vitamin C: 19.9mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 3.3mg