Why should you make Spanakorizo?
- Spinach is healthy and this is a great idea to add spinach in your diet.
- This one pot meal is an amazing choice to make for weeknight or weekend.
- This is SO delicious and easy to make.
- This is comfort food.
- This can be a great side too.
The ingredients needed to make this are:
Rice - of course, rice is one of the stars in this recipe. Basmati or Sona Masoori, or long grain rice can be used for this recipe.
Spinach - This is the other star of this recipe. This nutrient rich green makes a flavorful meal along with rice.
Dill - Fresh dill leaves add to the aroma and flavor of the rice and are not to be missed. This herb adds tons of flavor.
Lime juice - The lime juice elevates the flavor. Lemon zest can also be used.
Salt - adds flavor.
Onion and garlic - adds tons of flavors
Black pepper - adds flavor and heat to this dish.
How to serve this dish?
This rice can be served as such. This makes the most comforting meal. Nothing else needed. But this can also be served as a side too. Now spinach is in season, and make this for your spring parties. Crumble a little feta on top for extra deliciousness, and the flavor combination becomes phenomenal. This rice is great with plain Greek yogurt or with tzatziki too. Sometimes when I do not have these options, a few chips on the side makes a comforting meal.
Things to note…….
While making this rice, it is important to have the rice nice and fluffy, and not mushy. I have used regular rice, basmati rice can also be used. Sticky rice may not work in this recipe.
What variations can be made?
This is a rice based recipe. If you are conscious about rice, quinoa can also be used. The cooking time and water needed slightly varies. Instead of water, broth can also be used to enhance the flavors.
If you love spinach………
Spinach is versatile to use in many recipes. Potato and Spinach soup is perfect for cold winter nights. Pair with rice or flatbreads with this Creamy Vegan Spinach and Baby Corn Curry for an amazing meal. Grilled cheese lovers, this Italian Style Grilled Cheese with Spinach and Spinach and Red Pepper Grilled Cheese are addictive! And makes a quick and tasty meal for the family. Like this Spanakoriza, Spinach and Paneer Orzo pasta is a quick one-pot nutritious meal that is great for weeknight dinner or for a lazy weekend lunch.
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.