Recipe for Greek Style Spinach Rice

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465102505Spanakorizo is a Greek vegetarian dish of spinach and rice that may be eaten warm or cold. It is often topped with a fried egg and served with feta cheese and lemon.

Greek Style Spinach Rice (Spanakorizo) Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium, coarsely chopped onions
  • 1 1/2 cups, long grain rice
  • 2 1/2-3 cups water, or chicken stock
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh, wilted and chopped spinach
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped, fresh dill (optional)
  • 1 cup yogurt (optional)

Directions on How to Prepare Spanakorizo:

Add the olive oil to a deep, heavy skillet and heat over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté until the onions are translucent, which should take about 3 minutes. Add the rice and sauté for 1 minute with the onions and olive oil.

Set aside the rice mixture. In a large pan, add the water or chicken stock and the spinach and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Stir in the rice and onion mixture after it begins to boil and add a pinch of salt. Cover the pan and simmer the mixture over low heat for about 20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked all the way through.

Turn the heat off and add the chopped dill, if desired. Garnish each portion with some yogurt, if desired.

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