100 ml Greek extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
500 g baby spinach leaves, washed and finely chopped
1 bunch dill, finely chopped
300 g long-grain rice
juice 1- 2 lemons
- Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and gently cook until softened but not coloured. Add the spinach and half the dill. Cook on a high heat, stirring regularly, until the spinach has wilted down and all the liquid has evaporated.
- Stir in the rice and add 600ml water, then bring to the boil. Turn the heat right down again to a very gentle simmer, cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid and cook for 25-30 mins or until the rice has cooked and absorbed all the water. Give it a stir after 15 mins to ensure even cooking, adding a drop more water as required.
- When the rice is cooked, stir in the remaining dill, season well, squeeze over the lemon juice to taste, and serve.