Hot Cheesy Spinach Rice Spread

Mary Leverette, Columbia, SC
2015 wild rice recipe contest finalist

    12 oz cream cheese, softened
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
    1 box (9 oz) frozen Green Giant® Steamers Chopped Spinach, thawed and squeezed to remove moisture
    1-1/2 cups cooked wild rice
    canola cooking spray
    1/2 cup Sargento® Artisan Blends® Shredded Wisconsin Sharp White Cheddar Cheese Hearty crackers or pita chips

In medium bowl, beat together cream cheese, garlic, and nutmeg until light and fluffy. Stir in spinach and wild rice. Lightly spray shallow microwave safe dish and spread rice mixture evenly; top with cheese. Microwave on medium-high 4 minutes until cheese is bubbly. Serve hot with Melba toast or hearty crackers.

6-8 servings.

Recipe compliments of the Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council

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