Since I was a kid, I remember weeknight meals at our household consisting of a variation of stews with a side of white rice. Since my mom worked full time, it was easiest for her to just through together one of these super easy stews, simmer while she helped us with our homework, and end up with a delicious, healthy meals.
I never understood how kids don’t like vegetables. For us, these stews consist of primarily vegetables and sometimes beef or lamb. Vegetables were delicious. It wasn’t until late elementary school that I realized I had been eating okra, green beans, peas, eggplant, zucchini and spinach and loving it. I can’t say the same for kids these days- they cringe at the thought of broccoli.
I had a couple packages of frozen spinach and stew meat that needed to be used up.
I’ve been having a serious issue with rice – it’s always either overcooked or undercooked. I’m not really sure what’s going on. I followed my grandmother’s recipe exactly. I guess I’ll just have to keep practicing.
Sabanekh w Roz [Spinach and Rice Stew]
3 10 oz. packages of Frozen Chopped Spinach
1 lb. cubed Beef Stew Meat
1 medium Onion, chopped
3 tbsp. Olive Oil
Lemon Juice, to taste
5 cups of water
For rice: 1 cup Jasmine Rice, 1 ½ cups Water 20-30 minutes.
Heat olive oil and sauté onion until brown.
Add the meat and brown.
Add water and spices to taste. I didn’t specify the spice measurements since I didn’t really measure them.
Boil until the meat is tender, then add the spinach.
Once it boils, add lemon juice and summer for 25 minutes.
For the rice:
Add 1 ½ cups water to 1 cup jasmine rice, once it boils, turn to low, cover and cook for 30 minutes. [I suggest you start the rice as the spinach is simmering so that they’re done at about the same time].
Nutrition Information [without rice]: Cals 181. Carbs 9g. Fat 4g. Protein 20g. Sodium 272mg. Sugar 2g.