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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 318kcal


  • 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


  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil.
  • Sauté onion and leek for 3-4 minutes until translucent
  • Add the spinach. Sauté for 2-3 minutes on high heat, until half in size.
  • 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.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Lower the heat, and allow to simmer over low to medium heat, for 15 minutes.
  • When the spanakorizo is ready, remove from heat.
  • Garnish the spinach with the dill and mix well.
  • Stir in the lemon juice, and mix.
  • (Optional) add a drop of raw olive oil and mix.
  • Serve the spanakorizo lukewarm with feta cheese and toasted bread.