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Yield: Makes 70 - 1-1/4 inch squares


    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach
    • 3 cups cooked rice
    • 1 cup (8 ounces) dry curd cottage cheese
    • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 5 eggs, divided
    • 1 cup fine dry bread crumbs, divided


Bring water to a boil in small saucepan.

Add spinach and cook just until it is thawed.
Drain and squeeze dry.

Combine spinach, rice, cheeses, salt, pepper and garlic powder in mixing bowl.

Beat 3 eggs just enough to blend yolks.

Add to rice mixture and mix well. 
Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

Coat with 2/3 cup crumbs.

Spoon rice mixture over crumbs.

Beat remaining 2 eggs until frothy.

Brush over rice mixture.

Sprinkle with remaining crumbs.

Bake at 350 degrees (325 degrees if using glass dish) 30 minutes or until firm.

Cut into 1-1/4-inch squares.

Serve warm or cold.

    Nutrition Facts
    Calories 30   
    Total Fat 1g 
    Cholesterol 17mg 
    Sodium 102mg 
    Total Carbohydrate 3g 
    Protein 2g

USA Rice Federation

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