Spanakorizo (Greek Spinach and Rice) is a typical Greek vegetarian country dish of spinach and rice, delicious and easy to make and served with feta on top. A traditional recipe includes the use of long-grain rice and fresh spinach.

Spinach and Rice – Spanakokorizo

Spanakorizo is a simple Greek dish, made with spinach and rice, lemon juice, and feta.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Greece
Keyword: rice, spinach
Servings: 2


  • 1 lb fresh spinach rinsed
  • ½ Juice of half lemon
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 spring onions chopped
  • tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dry mint
  • 3 tbsp chopped dill
  • cup water
  • cup medium grain rice
  • Salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste


  • Wash the spinach and place it into a large pot wilt lemon juice and 1 tsp olive oil. Leave it aside.
  • Place a pot with olive oil over medium heat and add the onion. Sauté the onion until it gets translucent.
  • Then add the dry mint, dill, spinach, and 2/3 cup warm water and let it boil.
  • Then add the pepper, rice, season with salt and let it cook for about 20 minutes.
  • Squeeze lemon juice on top and drizzle some olive oil and feta before serving.

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