Cook rice according to package directions without adding salt
Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until golden â€“
about 5 mins. Add spinach and milk; stir to blend thoroughly.
Bring to a boil; add cream cheese, and stir until cheese melts.
Remove from heat.
Add rice, Cheddar cheese, artichokes, salt, and black pepper to
spinach mixture; stir well. Place over medium heat; cover and
cook 7 to 10 minutes, stirring twice, until mixture thickens
slightly. Serve immediately.