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Greek Spinach Rice|Spanakorizo

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Want to try a Greek recipe, simple yet full of flavours? Try the  Spanakorizo.

A  simple combination of palak or spinach and rice but so yum.

The original rice is flavoured with dill but since we do not like dill I left it out (and was happy).

Greek Spinach Rice (Spanakorizo)

Greek Spinach Rice (Spanakorizo)


I have served it calling it Palak Pulao and this is the first time no second time I have used lime in a Pulao. The first being here. I have made Palak Pulao in the past so it was like okay a new madcap scheme. 

The use of lime in rice is not new to me we used it often in Phodnicha Bhaat or Chitra Anna but in Pulaos I rarely use lime and fall back on my favourite tomato to give the pulao a tang. Using lemon is a lot simpler and tasty too.

You can add feta cheese on top or even egg but I have not done any of it.

The main ingredients here are palak/spinach, rice, garlic, olive oil, In case you are using then Dill.

The other pulao recipes that I have tried in the past areMattar pulaoVegetarian Parda Pulao, Tawa pulao, Palak Pulao to name a few. You can check all the rice recipes here.

This pulao is adapted from here.

Greek Spinach Rice|Spanakorizo

A simple combination of palak or spinach and rice but so yum.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Bachelor Recipes, Brunch, Healthy Foods, Kid-Friendly, Main Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4 People


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup Onion chopped
  • 1 Tablespoons garlic
  • Zest from one lemon
  • ½ Teaspoon Jeera/ cumin powder
  • 500 Grams Palak/spinach (2 bunches)
  • 1 Cup Basmati rice
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 4 Tablespoons Dill chopped and divided I did not use
  • ½ Teaspoon ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • Pepper powder
  • Juice from one lemon


  • In the thick bottomed pan heat olive oil.
  • Sauté onions until translucent. Sauté garlic.
  • Add the lemon zest, jeera and palak and cover the pan. In about 3-4 minutes the palak will wilt.
  • Stir the rice, water, 2 Tablespoons of the dill(if using), salt and pepper . Bring to a boil.
  • Cook on low flame until the rice is tender.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and the remaining fresh dill before serving.


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14 thoughts

  • May 4, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Super simple! It will work great for weekday dinner. Will try it soon.

  • May 5, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Such a simple yet delicious rice with spinach. I think the dill is an acquired taste and I used to hate it when mom made any dish out of it..

  • May 5, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Such a nice pulao and the clicks looks tempting Archana. Will try it soon,

  • May 6, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    We too don’t prefer dill much.i recently added them to a salsa and never told I have added dill ????
    Rice looks filling and that beautiful color of white and green makes it very tempting????

  • May 6, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Prefectly cooked rice and this spinach rice tempts me a lot.

  • May 8, 2017 at 4:44 am

    I have made it too for 3rd week, yours look delicious.

  • May 9, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Wow. White and green combination in the rice is very inviting. Such a simple and healthy rice.

  • May 9, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    It really looks like our pulao. I love how each grain of rice is separate

  • May 19, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Wow that is an awesome pulao recipe. Loved the blend of greens in the rice.

  • May 29, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Such a delightful way of making a one pot meal Archana…very nice!

  • June 1, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Same pinch Archana. I made the same Greek Spinach rice and loved it.

  • Sapna
    June 5, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    I bookmarked the recipe on Pavani’s blog. It looks like a comforting dish.

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