Before posting this recipe I looked a bit in internet to see for other recipes for stinging nettle. I was so surprised that there were not many. Nettle is so delicious and nutritious and healthy food and most of all it grow practically everywhere around us especially in the spring. I love going for a walk with thick protective gloves and picking young green nettle leafs. It might burn when it is fresh but when cooked it has such a nice mild taste, much better then spinach or other green leaf foods. I will add just a bit more for the stinging nettle. In case you do not know what to do with it just try to make it as spinach or other green leafs vegetables. You will be surprised of the nice taste. You can also eat it fresh. I will add some more recipes later on. To prepare it with rice you will need the following ingredients 500 g or 18 oz nettle, 4 tbsp vegetable oil, 100 g or 4 oz rice, 160 g or 6 oz onions, and parsley, red paprika powder, salt. To prepare clean the nettle very well, wash and cut finely. Heat in a pot with the onion and the oil, put the lid on and leave for a while on low heat until it softens. When the onion starts looking crystal add the rice, salt and the red pepper powder. Stir for about 4-5 minutes and pour hot water and boil on low heat or in the oven for about 30 minutes. When ready sprinkle with chopped parsley. The dish can be served warm or cold.