Purple Dead Nettle Rice Bake

This purple dead nettle rice bake is easy to assemble and you can sub in any nettle or green you have on hand, making it a versatile supper recipe.



1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 small onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 cup washed and dried nettle leaves

1 cup cooked rice (measured after cooked and cooled)

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 egg

¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup milk

1 Tablespoon soy sauce or coconut aminos


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed skillet on medium.
  2. Add onions, garlic, and nettle leaves, and sauté together for 2 minutes.
  3. Add to mixing bowl with remaining ingredients.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Pour into an 8×8 greased baking dish.
  6. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Serve immediately.


Stinging nettle is also delicious when cooked and will work great in this recipe.