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Spanakorizo - Greek Spinach Rice

Spanakorizo is a classic rice side dish made with simple yet nourishing ingredients. It's easy to make, vegetarian comfort food that you can whip up in minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time34 mins
Total Time44 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 378kcal
Author: Kevin


  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup fresh chives chopped fine
  • ¼ cup fresh dill chopped fine
  • 8 oz fresh spinach sliced thin (julienne)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 1 lemon (2 tablespoon juice plus zest)
  • ¼ cup feta cheese crumbled


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Sauté the onions for about 6 minutes, or until golden brown. Add the garlic, half the of dill and chives. Stir and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the spinach, salt, pepper, and cook for 4 minutes, just until it starts to wilt.
  • Add the basmati rice and chicken stock and stir. Bring it to a boil, cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 22 minutes.
  • Stir in the butter, lemon juice, zest, remaining dill and chives and feta cheese. Serve immediately.


Sodium: 634mg | Calcium: 164mg | Vitamin C: 37mg | Vitamin A: 5728IU | Sugar: 5g | Fiber: 3g | Potassium: 642mg | Cholesterol: 14mg | Calories: 378kcal | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fat: 15g | Protein: 11g | Carbohydrates: 51g | Iron: 3mg