Greek Spinach and Rice – Spanakokorizo
Spanakorizo: A traditional Greek rice and spinach dish that will become a winter staple, thanks to its flavor.
Entree, Side Dish
Greek, Mediterranean, Vegan
Spanakorizo Greek Spinach Rice
Main Course servings or 4 sides
pound (450 g)
fresh spinach rinsed
Juice of half lemon
onion chopped or 2-3 spring onions chopped
olive oil plus more for drizzling
I teaspoon dry mint
cup (60 g)
medium grain rice
In a large pot wilt the spinach with the lemon juice and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Set aside to drain.
In another pot sauté the onion with the rest of the olive oil until soft.
Add the spinach, dry mint, dill and 2/3 cup warm water and bring to a boil.
Add the rice, salt (as needed) and pepper and simmer, covered for about 20 minutes until rice is soft. Add additional warm water as needed.
Serve warm or at room temperature with a squeeze of lemon juice and a bit of olive oil and feta.
You may add the tomato paste in step 4.