Easy Recipe: Spanakorizo

This is an easy midweek meal to make. It’s delicious, simple and healthy.

Spanakorizo translates to Spinach rice and it is a Greek dish that is cooked as vegetarian comfort food.

Spanakorizo copyright photographer: Adrianna Anastasiades

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves 4


150g risotto rice

150g frozen or fresh Spinach

1 cube of vegetable stock

3-4 cups of water

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp pepper

1 large lemon

1 large yellow onion

3 cloves of garlic

1 tsp olive oil


Step. 1: Heat the olive oil in a large pot on a medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic. Let it cook for 5 minutes until fragrant.

Step. 2: Add the rice, Spinach, vegetable stock and water into the pot. Add the pepper and thyme and grate some of the skin of the lemon.

Step. 3: Let the food simmer for 20 minutes and stir occasionally. Add the lemon juice from the lemon towards the end and keep on stirring.

Step. 4: Once the water is absorbed and the rice has expanded, keep on stirring fast in order to absorb any excess water. Once it has thickened like a risotto it is ready.

Tip: If you add feta cheese on top it compliments the spanakorizo.

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