Spanakorizo recipe (Greek spinach and rice)


Spanakorizo, the Greek spinach and rice recipe you need in your diet! Packed with nutrients, aromas, and deliciousness, this healthy dish is a year-round staple.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Spanakorizo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 318 kcal


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 bunch of fresh onions finely chopped
  • 1 leek finely chopped
  • 2.2 lb spinach (1 kg)
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup medium-grain rice like risotto rice, or Karolina
  • 1/2 bunch dill
  • 1 large lemon juice
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil.
  2. Sauté onion and leek for 3-4 minutes until translucent
  3. Add the spinach. Sauté for 2-3 minutes on high heat, until half in size.
  4. When the spinach has wilted, add the fresh onion, tomato and rice. Stir well until greased. Add 1 cup of water so that the spinach does not stick to the bottom.
  5. Add salt and pepper.
  6. Lower the heat, and allow to simmer over low to medium heat, for 15 minutes.
  7. When the spanakorizo is ready, remove from heat.
  8. Garnish the spinach with the dill and mix well.
  9. Stir in the lemon juice, and mix.
  10. (Optional) add a drop of raw olive oil and mix.
  11. Serve the spanakorizo lukewarm with feta cheese and toasted bread.

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