January 23rd

theresa albert - my friend in food


Cheater Spinach and Cheese Risotto

baby spinach

Serves 6


More and more frequently I find myself out during the late aft, early eve. Leaving my ravenous teen to fend for herself after school and extra curriculars.

I need a few vegetarian meals that make themselves and serve her pronto!

This one is my new fav because the lentils disappear to create a creamy, risotto like dish. Perfect as a veg entree or a side dish with fish or chicken.


1 cup short grain brown rice

3/4 cup red lentils

1 litre vegetable stock

2 cups baby spinach

1 cup grated cheese

1 tsp oregano

Pinch chili powder


Place rice, lentils and stock in rice cooker and turn on high. Before serving, stir in remaining ingredients.

Theresa Albert

Theresa Albert

I love food, try to watch my weight, know more than I want to about healthy living (sometimes I wish I knew less so I wouldn’t feel so guilty when I stumble), am a daughter, sister, friend, mom and wife who worries and scurries the meals onto the table. It is for all these reasons that I completed my nutrition, RNCP designation, wrote my book, hosted my Food Network show, consult with food companies to urge them to get it right (or at least better), constantly write about it, research it, all of this so I can cut through the nutrition and food “news” clutter. Happy to share with friends!


One Response

    December 2, 2012 at 7:02 pm Reply

    how do you prepare this without a rice cooker – thanks

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