This incredibly easy and nutritious spanakorizo is essentially a spinach risotto. It is yet another weekly staple for most Greek families.
We use frozen spinach for convenience and it still tastes delicious. But obviously, if you have the time and inclination, it will taste even better with fresh spinach leaves.
Any white rice will do but we especially love arborio and the less traditional but very aromatic basmati. Douse with plenty of lemon and accompany with feta cheese.
All this green and natural goodness will make your place smell more homely than ever. You can also add some oregano to your spanakorizo of you feel like it.
If refrigerated, spanakorizo keeps easily for a couple of days and some say it even tastes better as it is one of the ladera foods .
This is a great dish for vegetarians and vegans. Greeks have this as a main dish. It’s usually served with just feta and a Greek or other salad.
You can use the same technique to cook a number of vegetable risottos. We adore this prasorizo recipe.
Another very popular way to cook spanakorizo is to add some tomato puree or some fresh tomato. In this case you can also add some sliced carrot with your rice. You might want to skip the lemon if you decide to go for a red spanakorizo. It’s really unual to eat tomato with lemon to be honest.