Side view of a bowl of Walnut Rice with cream cheese that has spinach and mushrooms exposed.

Walnut Rice with Cream Cheese, Mushrooms and Spinach

"Rice to the Rescue!" Recipe Contest Winner - Lane McLoud

  • Servings


  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, cubed
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, torn
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add mushrooms; cook until soft, 2 to 4 minutes.
  • Add cream cheese; stir until melted.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low. Add rice; stir until well blended and heated through, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • In large bowl, combine rice mixture, spinach, Parmesan cheese, walnuts, salt and pepper. Toss well.

Nutrition Facts

    <li><span>Calories</span> 330</li> 
    <li><span>Total Fat</span> 22g</li> 
    <li><span>Cholesterol</span> 42mg</li> 
    <li><span>Sodium</span> 662mg</li> 
    <li><span>Carbohydrates</span> 25g</li> 
    <li><span>Dietary Fiber</span> 2g</li> 
    <li><span>Protein</span> 9g</li>