Spinach with Rice - السبانخ مع الارز

This is a very easy and healthy spinach recipe.

Serves 4-5

1 big bunch of fresh Spinach, chopped (or frozen, canned etc..)
1/3 cup pine nuts
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/3 cup of olive oil
1 tsp allspice
Juice of a lemon
1 tsp tomato sauce
1 cup of lean minced meat
1 1/2 cups of water
Salt & pepper to taste

- In the cooking pot, add onions, olive oil, garlic, pine nuts and cook for about a minute, then add the minced meat, salt, pepper & allspice. When the meat is cooked, add the spinach. Turn the heat to low and let the spinach cook for few minutes then add the water, tomato sauce and let it all slow cook for another 12 minutes. Add the lemon juice in the last 5 minutes. Serve with rice cooked with vermicelli (the rice recipe is already posted with the red beans/chilli recipe).


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Summer said...

this is a very interesting tastes together, i mean adding garlic to the spinach stew! i am sure it is recipe is vegetarian and i add only sauteed onions and canned chickpeas, with tap water :)
If you like, you can check out the video recipe here:
and i love the kusa mahshi recipe too. thanks for sharing.

by MAG said...

Hi Summer!
Believe it or not, that one clove of garlic in a whole pot of stew gives it a nice taste without tasting strong garlic. Yeah I do the vegetarian version too but without chickpeas and I serve it with steaks or salmon fillets. I'll check yours :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow this recipes sounds healthy and awesome. Will give it a try soon. Thanks for dropping by at my blog and leaving comments. Nice to see yuumy Lebonese recipes.

by MAG said...

Thanks Kitchen Flavours for dropping by too :) I'm glad you like Lebanese recipes :)

Passionate About Baking said...

WOW...great flavours here Mag. All my favourites. What a nice way to go for spinach! YUM!!

by MAG said...

Thanks for visiting Deeba! Glad you liked this one :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

A sweet suprise waiting for you in my blog. Please take time to check out.

by MAG said...

Thank you!!!! You made my day :)

meeso said...

Mmmm, I'm always tempted by a spinach dish! Sounds so yummy :)

MAG said...

Thanks Meeso1 It is very healthy and simple to make!

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