SPANAKORIZO – GREEK SPINACH RICE

Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 35 mins | Total Time: 40 mins | Yield: 6 Servings

Simple and delicious! This Spanakorizo – Greek Spinach Rice is my newfound recipe. It is so appetizing to look at! Oh, man, you need to try this spectacular rice recipe. I promise you that it is worth all your time and effort today! Feel free to tweak it a bit according to your preference. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter

½ pound baby spinach

1 c basmati rice

2 c of vegetable broth can substitute with water

2 tablespoons lemon juice

4 garlic cloves, chopped

4 tablespoons chives or scallions, chopped and divided

4 tablespoons dill, chopped and divided

1 medium onion, chopped

½ tablespoon lemon zest

feta cheese to garnish

3 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

Place a large pot on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high.

Add olive oil and allow it to become hot.

Add the onions, then sauté until soft.

Add the garlic, then sauté until aromatic.

Add 2 tbsp of chives and 2 tbsp of dill, then sauté for a minute or until soft.

Add spinach and cook for 3 minutes until wilted.

Add vegetable broth, basmati rice, salt, and pepper. Stir until well blended and allow the mixture to boil.

Turn the heat down to medium-low, then simmer everything for about 20 minutes.

Add lemon juice, butter, the rest of the chives, dill, and lemon zest. Stir until well blended.

Remove the pot from the stove.

Sprinkle each serving with feta cheese to garnish.

Serve hot with lemon wedges on the side. Enjoy!

Notes:

You can use either fresh or frozen spinach for this recipe. Either one of them works and this dish will still be awesome!

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 262 kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 405mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5085IU | Vitamin C: 30.2mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 2.2mg