Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Recipe: Greek Lemon Rice with Spinach

Seems I am on a Greek and lemony theme with vegan recipes, lately. This one is from the book: "The Everything Vegan Cookbook" by Jolinda Hackett and Lorena Novak Bull. My partner actually made this one and it turned out rather well. This recipe is enough for two people, so double it for more.

What you need:

1 small onion, chopped (optional)
4 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
2 tbsp olive oil
two thirds of a cup rice, uncooked
2 cups of water
100g tomato paste
2 bunches of spinach (or more, if you prefer)
2 tbsp fresh parsley or 1 if dried
half tbsp fresh mint or dill (optional)
2 tbsp lemon juice
dash of salt


Saute the onions and garlic in the olive oil, if using. Otherwise, combine water, oil and rice and cook for 10-12 minutes. Add tomato paste, spinach, parsley. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until rice is cooked and spinach has wilted.  Stir in lemon juice, salt and if using, mint or dill. 

Super easy and super yummy.

1 comment:

  1. Im definitely going to try this one Xanthi, thanks for posting xx