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Greek Spinach and Rice – Spanakorizo

Greek Spinach and Rice – Spanakorizo

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes

Category: Entree, Side Dish

Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Vegan

Yield: 2 Main Course servings or 4 sides


1 pound 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 medium grain rice
1 tablespoon tomato paste (optional)


1. In a large pot wilt the spinach with the lemon juice and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Set aside to drain.
2. In another pot sauté the onion with the rest of the olive oil until soft.
3. Add the spinach, dry mint, dill and 2/3 cup warm water and bring to a boil.
4. Add the rice, salt (as needed) and pepper and simmer for about 20 minutes until rice is soft. Add additional warm water as needed.
5. 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.

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