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Spinach and Rice (Spanakorizo)

Spinach and Rice (Spanakorizo)

  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Kathy W.

Kathy W.

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.

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  • 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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Directions

  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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ReneeFS
248

ReneeFS

3/11/2009

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, then add boiling water, cover and simmer for about 10 minutes, then add spinach and tomato sauce, fresh parsley, fresh dill,salt and pepper. Cooked COVERED on low heat and add fresh lemon juice when it's done cooking. Beside the cooking directions, this recipe is authentic.

Diana Moutsopoulos
124

Diana Moutsopoulos

2/17/2007

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, 1tbsp tomato paste is preferred in my family to tomato sauce -- you don't want the dish to be too tomato-y. Otherwise this recipe is spot-on.

TIGERDYR
80

TIGERDYR

2/5/2006

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 add a bit of cumin and cinnamon for flavour. Last time I made it with bulgur instead of rice and it turned out great. Definitely serve with lemon and feta cheese.

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