Spanakorizo - Greek Spinach Rice

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Spanakorizo recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Tania Sheff
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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Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/2 lb. baby spinach
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups vegetable broth can substitute with water
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp. lemon zest
  • feta cheese to garnish

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. 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.
  • Add the spinach, and cook for 3-4 minutes, just until it wilts down.
  • 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.
  • Stir in the butter, lemon juice and zest, and the remaining dill and chives.
  • Garnish with feta cheese and lemon wedges. Serve.

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Notes

Note: Both fresh and frozen spinach will work in this recipe. 

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 405mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 101.7% | Vitamin C: 36.6% | Calcium: 8.5% | Iron: 12.2%