Thursday, December 20, 2012

#21 Delicious Greek Rice Dish: Spanakorizo

I love, love this recipe. I love Greek food in general, and this dish, with lemon and crumbled feta cheese on top, is heavenly! If you have a lot of spinach in your fridge and a bag of rice, make this! Yum! We will be cooking this a lot.



1/3 cup olive oil
2 onions, chopped
2 pounds fresh spinach, rinsed and stemmed
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
2 cups of water
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
1 teaspoon dried parsley
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup uncooked white rice


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Saute onions until soft.
  3. Add spinach, and cook , stirring for a few minutes, then pour  in the tomato sauce and water. Bring to a boil, and season with parsley, dill, salt and pepper.
  4. Stir in rice, reduce heat to low, and simmer uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes, or until rice is tender. Add more water if necessary.
  5. Serve hot, with lemon and feta cheese on the side.
This Greek dish is known as "Spinach Risotto" in English. The dill is what mainly gives that wonderful flavor. Once you try this, you'll understand why I am crazy about Spanakorizo. It  is such a great vegetarian dish.

We looked at photos of an island that we will surely visit soon. Santorini Island in Greece is our destination for our first visit to Greece. Let me share a couple of photos that my best friend Sean sent to me a few years ago while in Santorini:

Don't you want to be here too?! Santorini  is an island in the Southern Aegean Sea. One of the two locations in Europe to feature a hot desert climate. An island with lots of history, character, breathtaking beauty, low crime rate, great food and a flourishing wine industry. I can't wait for us to go. :)

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