Spanokorizo (Spinach and Rice Casserole)
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- Ready In:
- 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.
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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!
This is so good!! At first I was skeptical, because of the amount of oil. But it worked out. I scaled the recipe down to 2 servings and it still made a lot. I couldn't find fresh dill. I went to A Farmers Market yesterday afternoon in hopes of getting some but I was told it's too early. I ended up using dried dill instead which is good too. I will make this again. Thank you sister Cafe ZMAKK Gypsies , gypsy Nan for sharing your recipe. Made for the Cafe ZMAKK Gypsies and ZWT 4 Greece.
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