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  • Writer's pictureBobbi Jo Lathan

Bobbi Jo’s Spinach and Brown Rice

Updated: Dec 31, 2023

Spinach w:Brown Rice

This is a great dish for your Vegetarian friends. However, you can add Stewed chicken pieces (minus the skin) to make it a whole meal for the meat eaters in the family. This was actually my Ex-Greek mother-in-law’s recipe that I sort of, well, let’s say “embellished,” but don’t tell her! Ohhh-Pah!

Bobbi Jo’s Spinach and Brown Rice

Recipe by: Bobbi Jo Lathan

Recipe type: Vegetarian Entree

Cuisine: Greek (sorta)

Serves: 4


5 mins


25 mins


30 mins


1 Box Frozen Whole-Leaf Spinach/Thawed (or 
3 bunches of fresh spinach- cleaned w/stems trimmed)

2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3 Cloves Chopped Garlic

1 White Onion Chopped Fine

1 Fresh Lemon (Squeezed)

2 Tablespoons Fresh Dill (no stems)

1 Cups Crushed Tomatoes

1 Can Chicken Broth (16 oz.)

1 ½ Cups Water

¼ Teaspoon Hot Pepper Flakes or Cayenne Pepper

2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder

1 Teaspoons Kosher Salt

1 Teaspoon Crushed Black Pepper

1 Cup Brown Rice


  1. Sauté chopped onions and garlic in olive oil in a large pot.

  2. Once they become translucent, add the spinach and sauté for another 3 to 4 minutes. You can add another tablespoon of olive oil if it is too dry.

  3. Then add all the rest of the ingredients - except for the brown rice - and stir and let come to a boil.

  4. Now add rice and stir again, well.

  5. Once it comes to a boil again, turn down the heat and let the mixture cook down until there is only maybe a cup of liquid left in the pot and the rice is plump.

  6. Serve hot!


Serving suggestion: Serve with a big ol’ hunk of feta cheese, some kalamata olives and round Rustic Bread on the side. (But I even like this dish cold!) What makes the dish so tasty, is the lemon & fresh dill.


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