3 medium cloves, garlic, minced, or 1-1/2 tsp bottled minced garlic
8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced (2 to 2-1/2 cups)
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly spray a 13x9x2-inch pan with vegetable oil spray.
If using fresh spinach, remove large stems and tear leaves into bite-size pieces. If using frozen spinach, squeeze out moisture. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine rice, cottage cheese, egg substitute, flour, 1 tablespoon Parmesan, thyme, and pepper. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, melt margarine over medium-high heat. Saute onions and garlic until onion is translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add spinach and mushrooms. Cook, covered, for 3 to 5 minutes.
Add cottage cheese mixture and blend well. Spoon mixture into pan and sprinkle with 3 tablespoons Parmesan and sunflower seeds. Bake, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes.