Rice with Spinach, Avocado and Toasted Pepitas
PREP TIME05 min
COOK TIME1h 00 min
1 cup organic, short-grain brown rice
1¾ cups water or broth
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cups baby spinach
1 clove garlic, sliced
Juice of 1 small lemon
½ cup pepitas, toasted
1 medium to large Hass avocado, sliced
Combine rice, water or broth, salt, and 1 tablespoon oil in a pot. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 40 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
While the rice is cooking, heat the remaining tablespoon oil in a pan. Add the garlic and slowly toast until golden brown. Add the baby spinach and cook until it wilts, about 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and squeeze in lemon juice.
When the rice is ready, stir in the cooked spinach and half of the pepitas. Serve in bowls, topped with sliced avocados and remaining pepitas.