Mandy’s Spinach Rice
I call this Greek rice as it’s largely Greek in ingredients and flavours. Also, it’s something my mother would make, and her side of the family being Greek, it all ties together. Although, I think it would technically be called spanakorizo. This is a very simple side dish to make and changes up plain rice to something with a bit of zing and the bonus of healthy greens. Rice, spinach, leeks, garlic and fresh lemon. Absolutely delicious!
However, where I have strayed far from Mediterranean ingredients is the rice that I use. While my mother would always make it with short grain white rice, I’m a sucker for the texture of a sticky rice, so I’ve always made it with basmati rice (as pictured). I know, I apologies to my ancestors! Jokes aside, you could stick to a short grain white rice, tread down murky cuisine cross-pollinating and use basmati, or even do your own thing and use brown or wild rice.
Because of the bright zesty notes of lemon and fragrant garlic, this goes very well as a side to fish, lamb or grilled veggies.