Here's a traditional Greek dish called "Sapanakorizo" that is simple to make in under a half hour.
Prep Time: 5 mins Cooking Time: 20-25 mins
– 500g package of fresh baby spinach
– 3 tbsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
– 1 cup water, pre-boiled
– 2 garlic cloves, crushed or chopped
– 1/2 leek, chopped
– 1 carrot, chopped
– 1/2 cup wholegrain rice
– 3 tbsp tomato sauce
– 1 lemon
– sea salt
Pour a generous amount of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil, at least 3 tbsp) over low heat in a large pot.
Add in the chopped carrot, leek and garlic, and rice. Add in a few dashes of salt, pepper and oregano. Simmer for a couple of minutes while you rinse the fresh spinach.
Add in the spinach and enough water (preferably pre-boiled) to cover half the spinach. (The water will later get absorbed.) Finally, add in 3 tbsp of tomato sauce (or pureed tomato).
Bring to a boil and then lower heat to low-medium. Cook uncovered for 20-25 minutes, stirring more frequently towards to end.
Squeeze some lemon over your dish before serving.