I think we’ve discussed before that I really like Mexican Food. One of the reasons for this is that I like cheese and sour cream and they just belong with Mexican food. However, I also really love ways to make Mexican food healthy and fresh tasting – it’s better that way and better for you than $5 Speedy Gonzales lunch specials. Sorry, but it’s true.
This is one of the most loved side dishes that I make with Mexican food – it’s a surprising twist on standard red Mexican rice that goes with EVERYTHING, and the hidden spinach makes it healthy, too! We basically make a spinach paste with garlic and herbs and stir it into cooked rice – delicious and easy!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 1/2 cups rice, cooked (4-ish cups once it’s cooked)
- 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and minced
- 1 clove garlic
- zest of 2 limes and juice of 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter