Spanakorizo is a very classic vegetarian dish of Greek cuisine. Rice combined with spinach and lemon juice is a simple and healthy dish, which is worth preparing when fresh spinach is available. It can be served as an appetizer or an independent dish. Spanakorizo is also worth sprinkling with crumbled feta cheese.
Some spanakorizo ingredients enrich by adding 1-2 cloves of garlic, but this is not necessary. In our opinion, the dish without the addition tastes even better. You can also add chopped tomatoes to the classic composition, but of course it's worth to prepare this dish in the most basic version.
The taste of spanakorizo should be quite sour, but in our opinion the amount of lemon juice is better suited to your taste.
1. After thorough washing, chop the spinach. Warm up the oil in a frying pan and put onions. We cook it for glazing, then add spinach, pour about half a glass of water, cover and stew for about 10 minutes.
2. After this time, add rice, pour about 2.5 glasses of water, add salt, pepper and cook for another 15 minutes. At the end, season with lemon juice.
3. If this dish is to be independent, after covering it on a plate, you can sprinkle it with crushed feta cheese.
Depending on the region, its preparation and components differ slightly. That is why today we provide a recipe for a slightly more complex version of this delicious vegetable casserole. You will need a little more ingredients to make it, which will be layered in different layers
Although the recipe for kolokithokeftedes has been on our site for a long time, we decided to publish the second version of the recipe. Kolokithokeftedes in this way we ate recently with our Cretan friends. Pancakes prepared in this way have tasted us so much that we asked for a way of preparing :)
The popular vegetable in Crete is okra, which can often be found in local greengrocers. This very healthy and low-calorie vegetable is unfortunately virtually unheard of in Poland. If you would like to try it, it's worth doing it while in Crete. Just look for one of the local taverns, which serves dishes prepared on the basis of okra. Of course, you can also prepare it yourself, for example based on the following recipe.