Greek Spinach Rice (Spanakorizo)

frozen spinach, olive oil, garlic, onion, cup rice, vegetable stock, lemon juice

My Cypriot Life

Once upon a time, I was a kid, and my affair with cooked greens was non-existent. I simply refused to eat them. They just didn’t “smell” nice.

This dish is not all green but still I refused to eat it. It involved cooked greens. No amount of begging could make me even try it. My sister ate it with yogurt. I could not. No spanakorizo for me please… Until the day I harvested my first spinach from my own small vegetable garden and wondered what to do with it 😉 .

Now I beg my own kids to eat it. And they refuse – and I understand them. ‘But it is very yummy, and healthy too!’, but they are still not convinced. So we make a deal: two spoonfuls of spanakorizo, accompanied by a generous portion of homemade fries. Last time I made it, 3 out of 4 kids ate…

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