Greek Spinach and Rice (Recipe)

Nov 22, 2022

Greek Spinach and Rice (Recipe)


✅ 1 pound (450 g) fresh spinach rinsed

✅ Juice of half lemon

✅ 1 onion chopped or 2-3 spring onions chopped

✅ 2 ½ tablespoons olive oil plus more for drizzling

✅ I teaspoon dry mint

✅ 1-2 tablespoons chopped dill
✅ 2/3 cups water

✅ 1/3 cup (60 g) medium whole grain rice

✅ Salt/Pepper

✅ 1 tablespoon tomato paste (optional)


1️⃣ In a large pot wilt the spinach with the lemon juice and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Set aside to drain.

2️⃣ In another pot sauté the onion with the rest of the olive oil until soft.

3️⃣ Add the spinach, dry mint, dill and 2/3 cup warm water and bring to a boil.

4️⃣ Add the rice, salt (as needed) and pepper and simmer, covered for about 20 minutes until rice is soft. Add additional warm water as needed.

5️⃣ Serve warm or at room temperature with a squeeze of lemon juice and a bit of olive oil and feta.


Servings : 2
Ready in : 20 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Italian, Mediterranean
Calories: 350kcal

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