Herbed Rice with Raisins and Pine Nuts
Cook the rice in salted water according to the package instructions. Rinse and coarsely chop the spinach. Rinse and finely chop the scallions. Peel and dice the onion.
Heat the olive oil in a pot. Add the onion and cook until golden. Peel and press the garlic. Stir the scallions and garlic into the pot, and cook until fragrant. Remove the onion mixture from the pot and set aside. Stir the spinach and water into the pot, and cook for 5-8 minutes. Using and immersion blender, puree the spinach. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Stir the spinach, onion mixture and raisins into the rice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Rinse mint, shake dry and finely chop. Toast the pine nuts in a skillet until golden and fragrant. Stir the mint into the rice and serve garnished with the pine nuts.