Hello, my dear friends, it’s time for me to cook again! I hope this recipe I am sharing with you today will be the one you cook for many years to come. Whoever tried it before, they always come to me saying that it was delicious. Greek style food suits our family’s lifestyle, its healthy, nutritious, packed with flavour, full of antioxidants food, we always have a good quality olive oil and lemons on the table (that go in almost every dish I make). Greek “Spanakorizo” is a warm spinach and rice stew can be served as warm as well as cold, whichever you prefer. I have decided to share it with you so you can make it at home in your free time for yourself and your loved ones. The recipe is very easy to follow, not many ingredients but packed with flavour. I got this recipe from my mum in law who always makes it for us. Now I do too. Please do not hesitate to share your cooking with me by following my Instagram page Angelidis Kitchen, tag #angelidiskitchen or #angelidis_kitchen
2 bunches of long stem spinach (well washed, I add a bit of white vinegar and wash it in the full sink of water to get rid of dirt)
2 tsp of tomato paste
1 large onion (chopped).
4-6 gloves of garlic (roughly chopped).
1/3 cup of basmati rice (can use any rice but this one is very flavoursome) wash rice before cooking.
Seasoning (salt, pepper, 1/2 fresh chilli (optional)
Fresh Parsley (chopped)
Cook chopped onion and garlic in a large saucepan on a medium heat until translucent using olive oil. Prepare your spinach before hand by removing the roots and washing it very well, maybe 2 times in the kitchen sink full of water. Roughly chop the spinach and add to the onion and garlic mixture. Cook together until soft. Add some water, just enough to cover the spinach and cook for about 10-15 minutes to cook the spinach well. Add the rice, add tomato pure, stir. Season. Add fresh parsley. Cook until rice is cooked through. It’s up to you how you like the stew to look like, I prefer with a little juice to dip the bread into. If you feel like your stew needs a bit of liquid, add some water during your cooking.
When your stew is ready, turn of the heat, wait a few minutes, only then add some lemon juice.
The dish should not have too much water or being dry at the same time. It has to have a nice and juicy texture. I love to have an avocado with it, sprinkle with feta and dip a home made bread in to it.