Spanakorizo Greek Spinach Rice




40 Mins


– 3 tbsp. olive oil – 1 medium onion chopped – 4 garlic cloves chopped – 4 tbsp. chives or scallions chopped and divided – 4 tbsp. dill chopped and divided – ½ lb. baby spinach – 1 cup basmati rice – 2 cups vegetable broth can substitute with water – 3 tbsp. butter – 2 tbsp. lemon juice – ½ tbsp. lemon zest – feta cheese to garnish

Step 1

Sauté the onions for about 5-7 minutes, or until translucent. Add the garlic, 2 tablespoons of dill, and 2 tablespoons of chives. Sauté for another minute or two.

Step 2

Add the spinach, and cook for 3-4 minutes, just until it wilts down.

Step 3

Add the salt, pepper, basmati rice, and vegetable broth and stir. Bring it to a boil, cover with a lid, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Step 4

Stir in the butter, lemon juice and zest, and the remaining dill and chives.

Step 5

Garnish with feta cheese and lemon wedges. Serve.

This simple, delicious, and authentic Spanakorizo (Greek Spinach Rice) makes a filling vegetarian meal or side dish. Fresh dill, chives, and lemon juice give it an extraordinary flavor and aroma.

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