Greek Spinach and Rice

Greek Spinach and Rice


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About this recipe: This is a classic and tasty Greek recipe for spinach and rice, called Spanakorizo. Easy and quick to cook, and healthy as well! Serve with fresh lemon juice and Greek feta cheese.


Serves: 6 

  • 250ml olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 300g frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 2 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 700ml water
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 tablespoons uncooked long-grain white rice

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onions, and cook until tender. Mix in spinach. Stir in tomatoes. Allow vegetables to simmer about 5 minutes
  2. Pour 475ml water into saucepan, and bring to the boil. Mix in garlic, tomato puree, stock cube, salt and pepper. Reduce heat, and cook at a low boil about 15 minutes, until water is reduced by half.
  3. Stir rice and remaining water into the spinach mixture. Return to boil, reduce heat and simmer covered 20 minutes, or until rice is tender and fluffy.


Make this recipe vegan by omitting the beef stock cube and using either plain water or a veg stock cube.

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