Spinach and Rice (Spanakorizo)

Spinach and Rice (Spanakorizo)

Kathy W. 32

"This is a Greek side dish that our family loves. Add a little Feta cheese and fresh lemon after it's cooked and you have heaven."


50 m servings 337 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 337 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.7g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 9.8 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 553 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onions in the oil until soft and translucent. Add spinach, and cook stirring for a few minutes, then pour in the tomato sauce and water. Bring to a boil, and season with parsley, dill, salt and pepper. Stir in rice, reduce heat to low, and simmer uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes, or until rice is tender. Add more water if necessary.
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  1. 277 Ratings


As a Greek-American family, we eat this often, especially during lent and as a main dish. To improve the cooking method given, try this: saute rice along with onion add minced fresh garlic too, ...

In Greece spanakorizo is a main dish, not a side - all the better to enjoy more of this healthy, delicious dish! fresh dill is essential to the recipe however - so much better than dried. Also,...

This is a really good basic recipe. I normally add some garlic, use chicken broth instead of the water, chopped tomatoes instead of tomato sauce and omit the dill (not to fond of dill). I also a...

Okay---the FLAVOR on this is GREAT, but the cooking directions seem wrongWRONGwrong!!! I cooked this for nearly 40 minutes uncovered and the rice was still crispy and uncooked! I think if you ...

Being Greek, I have cooked many Greek dishes & pastrys. This is a wonderful dish. I took the advise of the other reviewers and increased the water (to 3 cups) and added 3/4 cup of rice instead o...

This is a very tasty recipe and makes an excellent side dish for Greek Chicken or any grilled shrimp. However after making it several times there are a couple of things that should be mentioned...

holy spinach leaves, Popeye! This is a super good way to increase your spinach intake and it actually tastes yummy. It was easy to make too - I had prewashed spinach that I needed to get rid of ...

Lemon and feta a must - dont rate it until you've done it right.. Not a huge spinach fan so we only added defrosed 10 oz the first time and 20 oz of packaged Frozen Spinach the second. I liked ...

This was absolutely excellent. It tastes very authentic. I used two 10 oz packages of chopped frozen spinach, fresh snipped dill, and instead of 2 cups water I used one cup chicken broth.