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Cheesy Kale Rice

Cheesy Kale Rice is a great side dish that will help you eat more dark leafy greens. Make it at home by following our recipe.

Prep Time15 minutes

Total Time50 minutes


Please note: these estimates are based on the intended serving size.

Ingredients (Scaling)

  • fluid ounces brown rice
  • fluid ounces olive oil
  • onion(s), chopped
  • garlic clove(s), minced
  • bunch(es) of kale, stemmed and chopped
  • fluid ounces reduced fat cheddar cheese, grated
  • fluid ounces parsley, minced
  • fluid ounces ground black pepper

Cheesy Kale Rice


  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Set aside.

  • Add oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent.

  • Add garlic and cook 2-3 minutes more, stirring occasionally.

  • Add the kale and sauté 4-6 minutes, until leaves are wilted.

  • Stir in rice, cheese, parsley, and black pepper. Mix until combined and cheese is melted.

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