Aunt Butch's Rice with Spinach and Bacon
This dish was a family favorite during the holidays. The flavors of onions, bacon, and spinach create a delicious, savory side dish. This is easy to make and definitely worth a try!
2 10-oz. Pkgs. Frozen Spinach, Defrosted
2 Cups Cooked Rice
1/2 lb. Bacon
2 Small Onions, Chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, Diced
½ Cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated
Drain all the water from the defrosted spinach, and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the cooked rice to the spinach mixture. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a sauté pan over medium heat until just crisp. Remove the bacon from the pan, leaving 2 Tbsp. of bacon fat in the pan. Add the garlic and onions to the sauté pan and cook for approx. 5 minutes, until the onion has become translucent. Pour the sautéed garlic and onions into the spinach mixture. Chop the cooked bacon and add to the spinach mixture. Stir well to combine. Add the eggs and the parmesan cheese to the mixture. Place the spinach mixture into a greased casserole dish and sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese. Bake for approx. 20 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven, until top is lightly golden. Serve warm.