Spinach with Rice (Spinach with Rice (Pirincli Ispanak)
2lb spinach, fresh or frozen
1/2-2/3 cup rice, washed and drained
1 onion, chopped
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 ½-2 cup hot water
1 tsp salt to taste
In a pot sauté onions with olive oil over medium heat. Stir in tomato paste and sauté for 1-2 minutes. If you are using fresh spinach, wash and drain them then, chop . If you are using frozen spinach, just add them into pot. Over medium heat stirring occasionally, cook them till most of the water evaporates (5 minutes).
Stir in rice and add hot water, salt (I use half bulgur and half rice, since it is more nutritious that way). Close the lid and cook over low heat for 20-30 minutes, till the rice is cooked.
You can serve Spinach with Rice, with yogurt on top. Also you can sprinkle some red pepper flakes on top.