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This is another recipe that has everything going for it.  A one pot recipe, it’s easy to make and the cleanup is a snap.  It’s filling, utterly delicious, healthy and economical.

It provides enough nutrients that it can be a meal in itself, or it can be serve as a side dish.

What more can you ask of a recipe?

Some notes: Water can be substituted for the vegetable broth.  You can use either fresh or frozen spinach, though I prefer fresh.  

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One Pot Spanakorizo (Greek Spinach Rice) Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6 servings
  • tbsp.  olive oil
  • medium onion chopped
  • garlic cloves chopped
  • tbsp.  dill chopped and divided
  • 1/2  lb.  baby spinach
  • cup rice brown, white or basamiti
  • cups  vegetable broth
  • tbsp.  butter
  • tbsp.  lemon juice
  • feta cheese
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat and sauté onions until translucent.
  2. Add garlic, then dill. Sauté for another minute or two.
  3. Add the spinach, and cook for 3-4 minutes, just until it wilts down.
  4. Add the salt, pepper, rice, and vegetable broth and stir.
  5. Bring it to a boil, cover and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Stir in the butter and lemon juice.

  7. Garnish with feta cheese and lemon wedges. Serve.


Closeup of a bowl of Greek Spanakorizo spinach rice with feta cheese