Spanakorizo – Greek Spinach Rice

This simple, delicious, and authentic Spanakorizo (Greek Spinach Rice) makes a filling vegetarian meal or side dish. Fresh dill, chives, and lemon juice give it an extraordinary flavor and aroma.


  • 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



  1. 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.
  2. Add the spinach, and cook for 3-4 minutes, just until it wilts down.
  3. 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.
  4. Stir in the butter, lemon juice and zest, and the remaining dill and chives.
  5. Garnish with feta cheese and lemon wedges. Serve.
Recipe from Cooktoria. Course: Side Dish; Cuisine: Prep Time: 5 minutes; Cook Time: 35 minutes; Total Time: 40 minutes; Servings: 6 servings; Calories: 262kcal; Author: Tania Sheff

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