Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Delicious soup with a Mediterranean touch!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and drain spinach; remove any large stems.
  2. Cut into strips.
  3. Heat oil in large saucepan and saute garlic, onion, and green onions until soft.
  4. Stir in rice; add 3 1/2 cups water and the turmeric.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Simmer for 15 minutes, then add spinach, cooking 5-7 minutes more, until rice is tender.
  7. Lower heat on soup.
  8. Stir yogurt briskly, then add to soup.
  9. Stir only to blend, and heat just until soup is heated through.
  10. Do not boil, or yogurt will curdle.
  11. Serve.
  12. As a suggestion, serve with fresh flatbreads with olive oil, olives, lemon wedges, and a plate of fresh herbs.
Most Helpful

Outstanding!! The combination of yogurt and spinach totally did it for me in this recipe, and the green onions add awesome flavour as well, so preferably don't substitute them! After adding the spinach, I simmered the soup covered for about five minutes, because I didn't want it to dry out. Even so, this made a hearty, chunky soup which made a wonderful one-dish dinner for me tonight! Thanks for this one, it's a keeper!

Anu May 21, 2002

I loved it! What a great combination of flavors, the yogurt and spinach go so well together! I didn't have rice so I broke up some somen noodles and it added a nice consistency to the soup. Next time I will add chicken.

Kibby1 January 29, 2003

This soup is fascinating -- we really enjoyed it! Followed the recipe exactly as written, which was very easy, and found it had a tender, delicate flavor and a wonderful mouth feel, very creamy and rich while still being very light. It's good cold, too, thanks to the fact that it is really quite low in fat. Yum! A definite keeper.

ohbother August 11, 2008