Holiday spinach rice recipe (1989)

Holiday spinach rice vintage 1980s recipe (1989)

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This retro holiday spinach rice recipe makes 12 servings (or 8 cups) of a delicious and festive-looking side dish. This savory side includes spinach, cheese and green onions — plus sliced almonds for crunch.

Holiday spinach rice recipe (1989)

Holiday spinach rice vintage 1980s recipe (1989)

Holiday spinach rice

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

A retro holiday side dish recipe from 1989


  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 cups regular long-grain rice, uncooked
  • 29 ounces Swanson clear ready to serve chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 ounces frozen chopped spinach
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped pimento
  • Toasted sliced almonds for garnish


  1. In 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, in hot butter, cook onions, almonds and rice until onions are tender, stirring constantly.
  2. Add broth and pepper.
  3. Heat to boiling.
  4. Reduce heat to low.
  5. Cover; simmer 15 minutes.
  6. Add spinach.
  7. Cover; simmer 10 minutes more or until liquid is absorbed, breaking up spinach with fork.
  8. Add cheese and pimento, heat until cheese.
  9. Garnish with toasted almonds.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 430mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g

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From the original vintage page: Add flavor to your holiday main dishes, stuffings, and gravies with Swanson broth. Your whole family will love the extra flavor Swanson broth adds to your holiday meals!

ALSO SEE: 11 of the best old-fashioned green bean casserole recipes from the ’50s, ’60s & ’70s

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