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Greek Spinach and Rice – Spanakokorizo

Spanakorizo: A traditional Greek rice and spinach dish that will become a winter staple, thanks to its flavor.
Course Entree, Side Dish
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean, Vegan
Keyword Spanakorizo Greek Spinach Rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 Main Course servings or 4 sides
Calories 350kcal
Author OliveTomato.com

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (450 g) fresh spinach rinsed
  • Juice of half lemon
  • 1 onion chopped or 2-3 spring onions chopped
  • 2 ½ tablespoons olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • I teaspoon dry mint
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped dill
  • 2/3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup (60 g) medium grain rice
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste optional

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

You may add the tomato paste in step 4.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal