Spinach Rice

This Spinach Rice is full of fresh flavor and zest. Made with herbs, lemon, and other veggies, this delicious rice dish is healthy, mouthwatering, and perfect with any meal.




– 3 tbsp. olive oil – 1 medium onion, diced – 4 garlic cloves, minced – ¼ cup dill, chopped – ¼ cup chives, chopped – 1 lb. baby spinach – 1 cup Basmati rice – 2 cups vegetable broth – 3 tbsp. plant butter (optional) – 2 tbsp. dill, chopped – 1 tsp. lemon zest – 2 tbsp. lemon juice – vegan feta, to garnish optional

4 servings

35 minutes

Step 1

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook the onions for about 5-7 minutes, or until they are translucent and start to brown.

Step 2

Add the garlic, ¼ cup of dill, and ¼ cup of chives. Sauté everything for another minute or two.

Step 3

Add the spinach and cook for 3-4 minutes, just until it wilts down.

Step 4

Add the basmati rice and vegetable broth, then stir. Check if it needs some salt (my broth is fully seasoned). Bring it to a boil, cover the pot with a lid, and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Step 5

Open the lid and place the butter on top. Cover again, and let it rest for 5 minutes, allowing the butter to melt and the rice to finish cooking.

Step 6

Now add the 2 tbsp. of dill, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Stir everything well and serve.

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