Vegetable Loaf

This morning, I made my daughter's favorite vegetarian recipe, a spinach, brown rice and mushroom meatloaf.


It is wonderfully flavorful, easy to make and something a bit different to add to your menu.

  • ½ cup brown rice, dry
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 ounces crimini mushrooms, stems removed, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 6 ounces fresh spinach
  • 3 ounces sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 eggs, whisked
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable broth
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Cook rice according to package instructions. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add onions and cook until translucent. Stir in garlic and celery and season with salt and pepper. Cook until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add in mushrooms and tarragon and cook until mushrooms release their juices and the liquid evaporates, about 5 more minutes. Add in spinach and cook until wilted. Stir in sun dried tomatoes, then remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, mustard, and broth. Add in vegetable mixture and rice and stir to combine.
  6. Generously grease a loaf pan with olive oil. Pour in vegetable mixture and smooth to flat with a spatula. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until edges are nicely browned. Let cool slightly, then run a knife along edges and flip onto platter.

I make the rice a day ahead of time so it takes no time at all to throw this together. Serve it with a salad for a delicious healthy meal.


Karen said…
This looks delicious and different. Will try next week! Looking for some meatless ideas that don’t have lots of cheese, etc! Thank you!
Mary V said…
Wonder if you could use egg substitute to make in vegan? Sounds yummy!
It certainly looks tasty and attractive!
Guillaume said…
Looks delicious.My wife being vegetarian, I will suggest we make it one day. As a SUnday roast or maybe an Easter dinner?
Unknown said…
Sounds yummy. Looks delicious.
Anonymous said…
That really sounds good, thanks so much for that recipe!
chickpea678 said…
This looks so good! A certain someone in my family made but did not eat a mushroom pasta last night!
this sounds delicious. thanks for the recipe.