This is a very simple recipe and a healthy meal. Like Fasolakia, you can eat it on its own or as a side. Also note that similar dishes can be made with either lentils or leeks, all very tasty.
- 1kg spinach
- 1/2 cup rice
- 4-5 spring onions (or 1 large onion), finely chopped
- 1 bunch parsley, finely chopped
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- Juice of 1-2 lemons
- Salt, pepper
Pick, wash and blanch the spinach. When it has cooled, squeeze it to remove all excess liquid, and chop it up. Heat the oil in a pot and brown the onions. Add the spinach, a little water and the salt and pepper. A short time before the spinach is cooked, add a little more hot water (1-1 1/2 cups) and when it comes to a boil, put in the rice and parsley. Cover the pot and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Serve the spinach rice with lemon juice (if desired).
Variation: When adding the spinach, also add a teaspoon of tomato paste mixed in a little water.