Sunday, April 3, 2016
Spinach and Feta-Stuffed Portobellos with Lemony Rice
Large portobello mushrooms are a delicious canvas for a spinach-and-feta stuffing. Quick-cooking rice blends cut down on prep time and help make your meal complete.
By Jennifer Bartoli and The Test Kitchen
Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2013
Prep time 30 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Portion size 4 servings
4 portobello mushrooms, trimmed
Pinch each salt and pepper
2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil
2 shallots, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp (2 mL) fresh thyme
10 cups (67 g) packed baby spinach, chopped
2 tbsp (30 mL) golden raisins
1/4 cup (60 mL) crumbled Light feta cheese
3 tbsp (45 mL) shreddded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp (30 mL) sliced natural almonds
Mixed Lemony Rice:1 cup (250 mL) 15-minute rice, blend
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh chives
4 tsp (18 mL) lemon juice
Lemon Yogurt Sauce:1/2 cup (125 mL) 2% plain yogurt
1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh mint
1/2 tsp (2 mL) grated lemon zest
Mixed Lemony Rice: In large saucepan, cook rice with salt according to package directions. Stir in chives and lemon juice.
Meanwhile, arrange mushrooms, stemside up, on lightly greased rimmed baking sheet. Bake in 450 F (230 C) oven until browned and tender, about 15 minutes. Using tongs, tip mushrooms to discard any liquid; pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, in skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook shallots, garlic and thyme until garlic is fragrant, 1 minute. Add spinach; cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted, 3 minutes. Add raisins; cook, stirring, until no liquid remains, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in feta cheese. Spoon into mushrooms. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and almonds. Bake until cheese is melted and almonds are browned.
Lemon Yogurt Sauce: In bowl, stir together yogurt, mint and lemon zest. Serve with stuffed mushrooms and rice.
Nutritional Information per serving:
cal 222 pro 12g total fat 8g sat. fat 2g
carb 31g dietary fibre 5g sugar 6g chol 10mg
sodium 346mg potassium 786mg
calcium 22 iron 26 vit A 80 vit C 18