Spanakorizo – Greek Spinach Rice

Spanakorizo – Greek Spinach Rice

Spanakorizo – Greek Spinach Rice

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 4 tbsp. chives or scallions chopped and divided
  • 4 tbsp. dill chopped and divided
  • 1/2 lb. baby spinach
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups vegetable broth can substitute with water
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp. lemon zest
  • feta cheese to garnish

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Sauté the onions for about 5-7 minutes, or until translucent. Add the garlic, 2 tablespoons of dill, and 2 tablespoons of chives. Sauté for another minute or two.
  • Add the spinach, and cook for 3-4 minutes, just until it wilts down.
  • Add the salt, pepper, basmati rice, and vegetable broth and stir. Bring it to a boil, cover with a lid, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Stir in the butter, lemon juice and zest, and the remaining dill and chives.
  • Garnish with feta cheese and lemon wedges. Serve.

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