I’ve been pretty much obsessed with Steam Fresh’s Multi Grain Spinach, Tomato, & Onion side for a while now, but I had gotten sick of paying the grocery store price for it and I knew that not only could I make it BETTER, but I could make it cheaper. So, last week I put it to the test and came out with what I think is a close representation, but so much better than the store-bought variety. And yes, healthier to boot!
This recipe requires opening cans and heating water, all things that I thought the average cook could do without step-by-steps so for this blog post it only comes with one photo. To get your recipe started, you need some Whole Grain Rice, 2 cans of low sodium diced tomatoes, 1 package of frozen spinach, 1 lb. of italian sausage, 1 medium onion diced, italian seasoning, fennel, anise, and fresh ground black pepper.
Cook your rice as directed. I used one cup of dry rice for this recipe, adjust yours to match. When rice is halfway through with cooking, add onions. Continue to cook. When rice is done, add 2 cans of tomatoes, spinach, italian sausage and seasonings. Heat through and serve. My variation was slightly different in that I added 1 pound of ground italian sausage, which I think is amazing with this recipe. If you would prefer not to add the meat, you can just omit it.