Greek Spinach Rice (Recipe)

 

I always look forward to dinner at my Yiayia’s (Greek for Grandmother) house. A child of immigrants, my Yiayia is a talented cook who had stints teaching Greek cooking classes at a culinary school and catering events. While there are many foods of hers that I love, this is one of my absolute favorites. (I’ll share more in the future!) It’s a simple & delicious rice dish chock full of spinach and flavored with lemon and a hint of tomato and onion. It’s vegan, too!

Spanakorizo (Greek Spinach Rice)

  • 2 pounds spinach
  • 1 Yellow Onion,
  • 1 Roma Tomato
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 Lemon, more for garnish
  • Salt & pepper to taste

1. Wash, finely chop & set aside fresh spinach. Chop up onion and tomato.
2. In a large saucepan, saute onions in olive oil over medium heat. Add tomato just before onions are translucent. Add in desired amount of salt and pepper.
3. Add water and bring to boil. When water is boiling, stir in rice and reduce heat to a simmer. No need to stir during simmering. Once all the water is absorbed (about 20 minutes), stir in spinach and 1/2 of lemon juice. Chop up the other half of the lemon and serve as garnish.

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Greek Island Salad Recipe
Greek Spinach Soup with Orzo Recipe
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89 comments

Elisa F.
Elisa F.2 years ago

Will try this very soon...sounds delicious!

Aleeza Samana
Aleeza Samana2 years ago

Thank you for your recipe. I love spinach and I will try your delicious recipe.
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Lupe G.
Lupe G.2 years ago

I've never had Greek rice so I plan on making this one tonight; THANKS! ; )

Lupe Guerra
Lupe Guerra2 years ago

I'm making this tonight

Patricia H.
Patricia H.2 years ago

another great recipe from Care2, thanks for sharing

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra2 years ago

Thank you Katie, For Sharing this!

Gabriel L.
Past Member 2 years ago

thanks

Duane B.
.2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Dale O.

Looks fabulous, love spinach and whole grain rice.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you