Place of originGreece
Serving temperatureHot or Cold
Main ingredientsSpinach, rice, feta cheese, lemon

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 hot 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. ^ a b c 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.