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Greek Spinach Rice (Recipe)

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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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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3:30PM PST on Jan 22, 2014

Will try this very soon...sounds delicious!

9:46AM PDT on May 15, 2013

Thank you for your recipe. I love spinach and I will try your delicious recipe.

8:44AM PDT on May 15, 2013

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

8:31AM PDT on May 15, 2013

I'm making this tonight

1:41AM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

another great recipe from Care2, thanks for sharing

8:26AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

Thank you Katie, For Sharing this!

1:02AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013


3:19PM PST on Feb 27, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

2:43AM PST on Feb 25, 2013

Looks fabulous, love spinach and whole grain rice.

3:04AM PDT on Oct 9, 2012

Thank you

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