Traditional Greek : Easy Spinach and Rice-Spanokorizo

by Mary Papoulias-Platis on


Many of you have requested the traditional Spinach and Rice dish often found in our Greek homes. We make this warm and nutritious meal in our home weekly, as a great meatless meal. For the rice, I use Uncle Bens converted long-grain rice. Serve this with a crisp green salad and you have a complete dinner. Don’t forget the bread!
For a different version of this dish you may want see my Spinach and Quinoa recipe http://www.californiagreekgirl.com/?p=489.

3 bunches of fresh spinach,washed,ends trimmed about 2-3 inches
1 onion, chopped
1 cup long-grain rice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups of water
1 chopped fresh tomato, or 1/2 can of tomato sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

In a deep heavy skillet or dutch oven. saute onions until soft, not browned


Add spinach.


Sprinkle rice on top of spinach.

Add water,tomato sauce,and salt and pepper.

Cover and  reduce to a simmer, for about 20 minutes until rice is done.
Check often and stir until most of the juice is gone.

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Karen G September 4, 2010 at

That looks delish and love that I can make it for my kidlets as well, since its also naturally gluten free! :>

Mary Papoulias-Platis September 4, 2010 at

Thanks Karen,
I raised my kids eating this..they loved it!

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