Gorgonzola Lemon Rice

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Total: 40 min.
Bring home the wonderful taste of Northern Italy, the homeland of Gorgonzola cheese, with this quick and easy rice dish.


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1 4-oz package Gorgonzola cheese crumbles
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups lightly-packed torn fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest


  • Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook until soft, about 4 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in cheese and continue to stir frequently until cheese melts, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in cream, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir in rice and heat until hot, about 5 minutes.
  • Toss in spinach just before serving. Garnish with lemon zest.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 259
  Calories from Fat 131 (51%)
(23%)Total Fat 15g
(36%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(10%)Cholesterol 31mg
(20%)Sodium 475mg
(5%)Potassium 187mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(16%)Protein 8g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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