Leftover Brown Rice with Pine Nuts, Raisins & Spinach

Leftover Brown Rice, Glorified

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Here’s an easy way to jazz up leftover brown rice.  With a few simple additions, it becomes a whole new dish!

Leftover Brown Rice with Pine Nuts, Raisins & Spinach

This recipe was inspired by the October 2014 edition of Country Living magazine.


  • Leftover brown rice
  • Coconut oil
  • Spinach, fresh or frozen
  • Minced garlic
  • Pine nuts
  • Golden raisins
  • Unrefined sea salt


  1. Toast pine nuts lightly.  (I did this right in the cast iron skillet, over medium-low heat.)  Set aside.
  2. Add a bit of coconut oil to the skillet.
  3. Sauté spinach & minced garlic.
    Sauteeing Spinach & Garlic for Leftover Brown Rice
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  4. Fold in brown rice, golden raisins & toasted pine nuts.
  5. Heat until warmed through.
  6. Add unrefined sea salt to taste.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Leftover rice is endlessly versatile.  What are your favorite ways to use leftover rice?

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  1. Patricia Arnold on 05/30/2017 at 3:57 pm

    This is a favorite recipe of mine. I’m vegetarian and love the healthy brown rice with the addition of raisins, pine nuts, and spinach. Brown rice is so versatile, you can add numerous things to it to make it a delicious side for any meal.

    • Kathleen on 05/30/2017 at 5:18 pm

      I agree: it’s a versatile combo. ?

  2. Ellen on 12/19/2017 at 3:04 am

    Can you help me with general quantities for each ingredient? I would like to make this as a side dish, serving 6. Thanks.

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