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Spinach & Rice Bake - Orgran


  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 30m

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced sweet potato
  • 1 cup diced pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • cracked black pepper, as desired
  • 2 cups cooked basmati rice
  • frozen spinach
  • 2 tablespoons butter or salt reduced monounsaturated margarine
  • 2 tablespoons ORGRAN All Purpose Plain Flour
  • 2 cups milk (or non-dairy milk)
  • smooth ricotta
  • 2 eggs, well beaten (or ORGRAN No Egg, Egg Replacer)
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese

Method

  • Preparation time 30 minutes (allow for time to cook rice and to bake vegetables)
  • Cooking time 20 minutes (Microwave 8 minutes)
  • Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F).
  • Prepare a 20cm (8”) round deep casserole dish by spraying with cooking spray.
  • Place sweet potato and pumpkin onto a flat baking dish. Spray well with cooking spray.
  • Pour oil over vegetables.
  • Sprinkle with crushed garlic and cracked pepper.
  • Place into a moderately hot oven and bake until golden brown and vegetables are cooked.
  • Place into prepared casserole dish.
  • Top with rice and spinach.
  • Prepare a sauce by placing butter into a small saucepan and melting over a gentle heat.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in gluten free ORGRAN flour.
  • Return to heat and cook for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat. Gradually stir in milk.
  • Return to heat and cook stirring continuously until sauce boils and thickens.
  • OR
  • Prepare a sauce by placing butter into a small microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave on high for 20 seconds.
  • Stir in gluten free flour.
  • Microwave on medium high for 30 seconds.
  • Gradually stir in milk.
  • Microwave on medium high for 1 minute and stir.
  • Continue to microwave on medium high, stirring at 1-minute intervals until sauce boils and thickens.
  • Stir in ricotta, egg (alternatively, use ORGRAN No Egg as per packet instructions) and ground pepper to taste.
  • Pour sauce over vegetables.
  • Sprinkle with grated cheese.
  • Place into a moderately hot oven and bake for approx. 20 minutes or until golden brown and heated through.
  • OR
  • Microwave for approx. 8 minutes until heated through.
  • Serve hot or cold as desired.