Greek Culture - Recipe - Spinach with Rice (Spanakorizo)

Here is today’s Greek recipe.

Spinach with Rice (Spanakorizo)


2 lbs. spinach

1 cup chopped onions

½ cup olive oil

1-1/2 cups short grain rice

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon dill

3 cups water

salt and pepper


Wash spinach. Remove stems, drain leaves well and tear into pieces. (If I use baby spinach I don’t bother to try and remove stems, just use as is) In a deep pan gently fry onion in oil until soft. Stir in rice and cook 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients (except spinach). Bring to a boil and then add spinach. Stir well, cover and cook gently for 15 minutes. (I always check to make sure rice is done – sometimes it takes a little longer to get done.) Remove from heat, leave tightly covered and allow to stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Hope you enjoy it!

Georgia Keilman

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