This is a traditional greek main dish, but tastes also delicious on the side of steamed vegetables. The amounts in the recipe are meant for 2 persons as a maindish or for 4 persons as a side dish.



what you need:

1kg fresh spinach

2 chopped onions

225ml tomatoesauce

500ml water

3 tablespoons fresh dill or 1 tbsp dried dill

1 tbsp fresh parsley

salt, peper

1 tbsp whole cumin

100g (brown) rice

olive oil

find a big pot and put it on the fire, first roast the whole cumin, than add olive oil, next step, add the onions and fry them until they look glaced. Add the rice and stir until all they rice looks oily and moist. Add water. Put a lid on the pot and turn the heat down. Now start washing the fresh spinach, if the leaves are really huge break them, otherwise leave them as they are, to keep the energy and the taste in until you start chewing them.

Taste the rice. When it is almost as soft as you like it add the tomatoesauce and start adding the spinach, stir carefully. Add more water if needed, the end result is not a soup though. Let your Spanakorizo rest for 5 minutes. Finally add the fresh herbs and sprikle fresh lemon juice on top before serving.


Spanakorizo is one of the reasons why I keep going back to greece. Btw if you don’t have spinach, use beetroot leaves, if you don’t have rice, use whole spelt.



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