Greek Spanakorizo


Spanakorizo is a spinach & rice Greek vegetarian dish, this is a typical Greek country dish, which can be served & enjoyed either hot or cold per choice. It is a Pilaf (pulao) dish. Some people also call it Greek spinach risotto.

I tried this dish once at a friends place while my stay at Egypt and I was unable to take it off my mind. Whenever I think of it, it makes me crave for it, its very simple & interesting dish but it’s damn delicious, so I had to borrow the recipe. I tried later to re create this dish at home and after a few trials, well I was almost enjoying the same taste.

To cook this Spanakorizo, you need to sauté onions & garlic along with spinach, after that add rice along with vegetable broth and season with salt & pepper, cook till its done and enjoy a nice hot delicious meal.

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time       Cook Time        Total Time          Yields

15 mins               15 mins             30 mins           4 Servings


Rice – 1 cup (basmati)

Baby Spinach – 6 cups

Onion – ½ cup (chopped)

Garlic – 1 tablespoon (chopped)

Dill – 3 tablespoons (fresh & chopped)

Lemon zest – 1 lemon

Lemon juice – 1 lemon

Olive oil – 2 tablespoons

Salt per taste

Ground black pepper

Cumin – ½ teaspoon (ground)

Vegetable broth or stock – 2 cups


  • Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions, sauté for 5-6 minutes till the onions become translucent. Now add garlic and sauté for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add ground cumin, spinach & lemon zest and cover & cook till spinach leave wilt down.
  • Now add the vegetable stock, rice, salt, pepper & dill to the spinach and bring all together to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes till rice is done.
  • Now add the lemon juice & little lemon zest and serve hot.

Note: Serve hot, you can add feta cheese & fried egg on top per choice. Delicious Greek Spanakorizo is served, Enjoy, Bon Apatite!

Happy Cooking!!


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