Red Rice with Spinach and Dried Cherries

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
50 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

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NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups red rice
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated peeled ginger
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 10 -ounce package baby spinach
  • Juice of 1 orange
Directions

Combine the red rice, 3 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan. Cover and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook until the rice is tender, about 45 minutes. (Drain any excess water.)

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion; sprinkle with the sugar and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Add the ginger and dried cherries; cook, stirring, until the onion is golden brown, about 7 more minutes.

Stir the prepared rice into the onion mixture. Add the baby spinach and orange juice and stir until the spinach is just wilted, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.

Photograph by Linda Pug

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