Spanakorizo ~~ Greek Spinach Rice

Greek cuisine is a Mediterranean Cuisine  makes  wide  use of  Vegetables, olive oil, fish and meat.  Spanakorizo or Greek Spinach rice is one of the traditional  Greek vegetarian  recipe. Squeeze some lemon juice on the rice and serve as it is or with feta cheese or Greek yogurt. This is one of the nutritious and delicious recipe as the dish is filled with lot of fresh dill, spinach and lemon juice.

Today we are starting  with 3rd week of BM 76. My theme for the week is " Flavours of Greece". For next 3 days I will be posting 3 delicious dishes of Greece. For day 1, am here with delicious and simple one pot dish Spanakorizo. Here goes the recipe...........


Spinach chopped 2 cups
Fresh dill leaves 1/2 cup
Long grain rice 2 cups
Chopped garlic 2 spoons
Crushed red pepper 1 spoon
Olive oil  3 spoons
Salt to taste


Wash and soak rice with 3 cups water for 30 minutes.
In a presser cooker add oil and chopped garlic.
Saute for few seconds and add crushed red pepper.
Saute and add chopped spinach and dill leaves.
Cook for 5 to 7 minute on medium flame.
Now add soaked rice along with water.
Add salt to taste and give it a stir.
Let the water boil for 10 minutes.
Cover and presser cook for 3 whistles.
Let the cooker rest for 10 minutes before removing the lid.
Serve hot.

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Nalini's Kitchen said...

Nice and colorful rice..

Gayathri Kumar said...

A nice way of including spinach in recipes. The rice looks so good..

Rafeeda AR said...

Dill is so flavorful with rice, and combined with the goodness of spinach, sounds like an interest rice for a lazy lunch...

Srivalli said...

This is so interesting to read, especially knowing how we use spinach in our cuisine too..good one..

Sandhiya said...

That's a one healthy rice from Greek. Rice must be delicious with the flavor of dill.

vaishali sabnani said...

I had this bookmarked too , but made something else ! The rice looks very flavourful and love it's green color . Good pick .

Priya Suresh said...

This rice is definitely a very flavourful dish, excellent find.

Sharmila kingsly said...

Lovely recipe.. So healthy and delicious!!