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5 from 4 votes

Spanakorizo (Greek Spinach Rice)

Spanakorizo is a creamy, comforting combination of spinach and rice simmered with fresh herbs and lemon that’s topped off with feta cheese.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time34 mins
Total Time44 mins
Course: side dishes
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: Greek spinach rice, rice recipes, spanakorizo
Servings: 4
Author: Kevin


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill chopped fine
  • 8 oz fresh spinach sliced thin (julienne)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 lemon (2 tbsp juice plus zest)
  • 1/4 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.


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