Chinese Spinach

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “Diabetic Popeye food with a bit of crunch. from – The High fiber cookbook for Diabetics by Mable Cavaiani, R.D.”


  • 1 (10ounce) packages frozen spinach
  • 1tablespoonvegetable oil
  • 1/4 cupchopped onion
  • 2tablespoonssoy sauce
  • 1teaspoonsugar
  • 1/2 cupchopped water chestnut
  • Directions

  • Cook spinach according to directions on package.
  • Drain well and set aside.
  • Preheat a small saucepan over medium heat for 1/2 minute.
  • Swirl oil around the bottom of the pan, add onions and cook and stir until onions are soft but not browned.
  • Add soy sauce and sugar to onions and mix lightly.
  • Add chestnuts and spinach to onion mixture and cook and stir over medium heat to reheat to serving temperature.
  • Serve hot using 1/2 cup per serving.
  • Food exchange per serving: 1 veggie and 1 fat, Low sodium diets, omit soy sauce low cholesterol diets, use as is.
  • Reviews

  • “We had this for dinner last night with Kiwidutch’s “Cant Get Any Easier Pan-Seared Scallops”.I cut the recipe in half and used fresh spinach because that is all I had…I just cooked all the ingredients(except spinach) per instructed and then added the spinach and let it cook down for a few minutes.Wonderful.Thank you.”

  • “Delicious and a creative way to serve spinach which we enjoyed with Seared Scallos with Asian Lime-chile sauce recipe#51143. Thanks for sharing this keeper which we will be having again soon!”