Spinach and Rice – Spanakokorizo

Spanakorizo is such a simple dish, but yet delicious and easy to make. It is soft and creamy, and along with plenty of lemon juice, a bit of olive oil and of course 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


  • In a large pot wilt the spinach with the lemon juice and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Set aside to drain.
  • In another pot sauté the onion with the rest of the olive oil until soft.
  • Add the spinach, dry mint, dill and 2/3 cup warm water and bring to a boil.
  • Add the rice, salt (as needed) and pepper and simmer for about 20 minutes until rice is soft. Add additional warm water as needed.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature with a squeeze of lemon juice and a bit of olive oil and feta.

Photo credit and inspiration: olivetomato.com