Spanokorizo (Spinach and Rice Casserole)

"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."
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  • 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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  1. katew
    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.
  2. Upthecreek Paddles
    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.
  3. Chef Kate
    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!
  4. UmmBinat
    Really good. I used baby spinach and left out the dill. I would make this again.
  5. AuntWoofieWoof
    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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