Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
A Greek side dish that goes very well with roasted chicken or other plain meats. Based on a recipe in Sofi's Aegean Kitchen by Sofi Lazarides Konstantinides.
- 1⁄2 cup olive oil
- 6 green onions, finely chopped
- 3 lbs fresh spinach, washed, trimmed, and coarsely chopped
- 1 1⁄2 cups long-grain white rice
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
- 2 cups water
- fresh ground pepper
- 2 lemons, cut into wedges
- Heat the oil in a large pot.
- Saute the onions until soft, about 3 minutes.
- Stir in the spinach and saute until wilted, about 3 minutes.
- Add the rice, dill, water, salt and pepper. Stir thoroughly, and cover. Simmer about 15 - 20 minutes until the rice is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
- Serve warm, garnished with lemon wedges.
Fabulous and versatile dish !! Can be a side or add chicken etc to make a risotto style dish or bind with an egg and bake for a rice pie - loads of possibilities. I used home grown spinach and parsley, even the lemons came from my trees so it was a perfect dish for me to discover. made for ZWT9.
Just terrific!!!!! Always in favor of making time in the kitchen more efficient, instead of cooking the rice on the stove, I sauteed the onions and spinach and then added them to the other ingredients in a 2 quart casserole dish and microwaved it all for 20 minutes. Perfect!!!! Thanks so much for the recipe - it will definately be a repeater in this household.
How did I not make this sooner? I have this cookbook--but I needed Nan to bring it to my attention. I was skeptical, fearing that the proportion of water to rice was wrong, but I know this author and I know Nan is a great cook--so I used one pound of spinach, reduced the ingredients proportionally, making only one change--I added some garlic. Result: a great side. Mounded in a custard cup and inverted on the plate, a very pretty presentation (I surrounded with slices of cherry tomatoes and served with roast chicken). Thanks, Nan!