Place of origin Greece
Main ingredients Spinach, rice, feta cheese
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Spanakorizo (Greek: σπανακόρυζο, "spinach rice") is a Greek vegetarian dish of spinach and rice. A pilaf, it is described as a typical Greek country dish that may be eaten warm or cold.[1]

A typical recipe includes long-grain rice and fresh spinach along with dill, cumin, salt, black pepper, red wine vinegar, onion, and olive oil, often topped with a fried egg and served with feta cheese and lemon.[1][2] Wine pairings that have been suggested are simple white wines such as Tsantali Agiorgitiko, Boutari Lac des Roches, or retsina.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 Diane Kochilas, The Food and Wine of Greece: More Than 250 Classic and Modern Dishes from the Mainland and Islands (Macmillan, 1993), p. 158.
  2. Vilma Chantiles, Food of Greece: Cooking, Folkways, and Travel in the Mainland and Islands of Greece (Simon & Schuster, 1992), p. 106.
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