Spinach or Kale Pilaf

Member Rodica sent me this recipe, it sounds great and I will be making it this week; she adds that the sweet and sour combo makes it more interesting and also cautioned me to test the sugar/lemon seasoning along the way to make sure it isn’t too sweet.

Spinach or Kale Pilaf

  • 10 oz fresh washed spinach OR 1 Bunch kale 

    Great row of kale, Stillman

    Rows of kale and other greens at Stillman's Farm

  • 1/2 cup white rice                                  
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1TBS olive oil                                         
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • 1-2 TBS sugar ½ tsp salt

If using kale, cut off the middle veins
Simmer in salty water (spinach for 5 min kale for 25 min)
Let cool slightly and transfer to a blender with 1 cup of the boiling water or more if needed). Blend for 20 seconds till homogenous. Transfer to a Dutch oven.

In a frying pan, sauté the onion in the olive oil for 7-10 min till translucent. Add the rice and mix for 1 minute. Add to the spinach. Add sugar, lemon juice and salt (if needed). Test to make sure it tests sweet and sour. Let boil covered on very low flame mixing constantly till the rice is soft and the consistency is like grits. Serve with a fried egg on top.

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Stillman's Farm® is a family owned farm in Massachusetts. We currently operate at two locations: a greenhouse/retail business in Lunenburg, and the majority of vegetable production in New Braintree. Glenn Stillman started the business in Lunenburg over 20 years ago and now enjoys the promise of the next generation further expanding the very diverse enterprise. His daughter, Kate, bought her own farm, The Turkey Farm, where she raises animals for meat production and works many of the farmers' markets. His son Curtis is is developing an orchard at the Lunenburg farm and recently bought a farm near his sister in Hardwick. The farms also have several Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs established in Lunenburg, Jamaica Plain, Brookline and the Southborough/Framingham area. In addition, the Stillman's trucks have become a fixture at the Boston Area Farmer's Markets. Our Philosophy Most of Stillman's produce is grown without chemicals. For a few crops this simply is not feasible. For these particular crops, we participate in the State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. This entails systematic scouting of fields, protection of beneficial insects, bio-controls, and well-timed applications of only the safest pesticides. With growing concern about genetically modified organisms (GMO), as a patron you can be confident that none of the produce we grow have been engineered, in fact, we often experiment with many heirloom varieties! Conscientiously Grown® The combination of no pesticides, good cultivation management, and IPM practices allows us to offer the widest possible selection of fruit and vegetable varieties and be a thriving sustainable farm. We have developed our own label, "conscientiously grown" to convey our commitment to the safety of our environment, family and customers. All of our hormone free, pasture raised meats carry a conscientiously grown label too!
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