Sunday, October 10, 2021

Spanakorizo


This is a simple, easy to make, comforting rice from Greece. In simple terms this is Greek spinach rice. Thus rice is vegan. This can be served with vegan feta and yogurt or regular versions of feta and yogurt.


The lime juice elevates the flavor. Lemon zest can also be used. While making this rice, it is import have the rice nice snd fluffy snd not mushy. I have used regular rice, basmati rice can also be used. Crumble a little feta on top for extra deliciousness. They are great with plain Greek yogurt or with tzatziki.


Spinach is healthy and this is a great idea to add spinach in your diet. The nutrients and benefits are well known. This one pot meal is an amazing choice to make for weeknight or weekend. Spinach is versatile to use in manu recipes. Potato and Spinach soup is perfect for cold winter nights. Creamy Vegan Spinach and Baby Corn Curry is perfect to pair with rice or flatbreads for an amazing meal. Italian Style Grilled Cheese with Spinach and Spinach and Red Pepper Grilled Cheese are tasty ways for addictive grilled cheese which are loved by everyone irrespective of age.


It is 10th of October and in this day we share our recipes we enjoyed traveling virtually to a country in our #eattheworldchallenge group. This month we are traveling to Greece and I am sharing this recipe for the same.
Click here to find out how to join and have fun exploring a country a month in the kitchen with us!




Ingredients 
Serves 4

Rice - 1 cup
Spinach - 6 cups, packed, roughly chopped
Onion - 1/2 cup, sliced 
Garlic - 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Salt - 1 tsp
Water - 2 cups
Black pepper powder- 3/4 tsp
Dill leaves - 3-4 tbsp, chopped
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp

Method

Heat oil in a pot on s medium flame and add the onions and garlic. Cook for 4-( minutes till onions turn translucent.


Add the spinach and cook this down, till alm the leaves are wilted a little. This may take about 3-5 minutes.


Add the rice, salt, water, and black pepper powder. Mix and bring to a boil.


When more than 90% of the liquid is absorbed by the rice, lower the flame, cover and cook for 12-15 minutes.  


Add the lemon juice, fluff and serve.


Check out all the wonderful Greek dishes prepared by fellow Eat the World members and share with #eattheworld. 

 Palatable Pastime: Spanakopita Bites 
Magical Ingredients: Spanakorizo 
Amy’s Cooking Adventures: Greek Cabbage Roll Rice Bowls 
A Day in the Life on the Farm: Makaronia me Yiaourti 
Sneha’s Recipe: Greek Hot Dogs 
Culinary Adventures with Camilla: Skordalia 
Kitchen Frau: Classic Moussaka


8 comments:

  1. That looks so delicious! I love the idea of spinach and rice. And it looks so pretty together too!

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  2. Lovely rice with spinach! Highly nutritious and easy to make, with great flavors.

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  3. What a great comfort food dish. It would make a great weeknight dish. I can see that with the addition of a bit of feta cheese and yogurt you could eat it as a meal by itself. My kind of dinner!

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  4. This sounds wonderful. Like Spinach pie without the pastry.

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