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spinach rice diabetic recipe

Hi dear readers.

Spinach is a nutrient-rich leafy green that can make a healthy choice to any diabetic's diet. With its low glycemic index and high fiber content, spinach is an ideal ingredient for a diabetes-friendly recipe. 

I have found this simple spinach rice diabetic recipe and wanted to share with you. In fact, it is one of our traditional kitchen treasures:))) It is low in calories, and contains the ingredients for a healthy diabetic eating. Hope you can enjoy. 

For this simple recipe, I took:

NORMAL or DANGEROUS    Type Your Blood sugar Level:    mg/dl

Green leaves: Spinach, Fresh Sorrel Leaves, Spring onion, Fresh mint leaves, Parsley

A small cup of rice


Olive oil

Salt to taste

Spinach, Fresh Sorrel Leaves, Spring onion, Fresh mint leaves, Parsley

After washing the leaves thoroughly with water, I cut them and put inside a dish to boil.

It is better to steam them instead of boiling. I could not use my steamer as it was "out-of-date":)))

I tried to boil until not vanishing their color:)

Step no.1:

Cut the green leaves.

green leaves

Step no.2:

Bring them to boil (or steam).

green leaves boil

Step no.3:

Let them reduce the volume a little bit. Then pour the rice. Add water until cooked (I preferred al-dente; you can choose others too).

green leaves with rice

Step no.4:

When it is cooked, pour olive oil and salt to taste. It is advised to use 1 tablespoon olive oil for person.

At the end, enjoy your greeny plate:)))

spinach rice ready to eat

One of my friends always enjoys the following spinach recipe: 

Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast:


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups of fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a skillet, heat olive oil and sauté garlic until fragrant.
  3. Add spinach and cook until wilted, then add sun-dried tomatoes and cook for a minute more.
  4. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  5. Using a sharp knife, make a slit in each chicken breast to form a pocket.
  6. Stuff the spinach mixture and feta cheese inside the pockets.
  7. Secure the chicken breasts with toothpicks and place them in a baking dish.
  8. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

This spinach and feta stuffed chicken breast is a perfect diabetes friendly recipe that is both nutritious and delicious. The chicken breasts are filled with protein and healthy fats, while the spinach and feta cheese provide a burst of flavor and vitamins. Enjoy this dish with a side of roasted vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete and balanced meal.

So, as you might see, you can modify your own recipes according to your diabetic needs, and of course mouth taste.

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Written by Dr.Albana Greca Sejdini, Md, MMedSc       

Medically reviewed by Dr.Ruden Cakoni, MD, Endocrinologist

Last reviewed 01/12/2023

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