Savory Greek Rice

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Ingredients

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  • 1 cup long-grain rice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bunch spinach, washed, stems removed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Heat olive oil and butter in a medium saucepan.
Add rice and stir to coat.
When it begins to brown, add shallots and garlic.
Continue cooking until shallots and garlic are translucent and rice is a nice, toasty brown.
Add broth, lemon zest and juice and simmer on low until liquid is absorbed.
Meanwhile, cut spinach into small ribbons.
When rice is cooked, stir in spinach and cover pan to wilt.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Optional additions: Toasted pine nuts, crumbled feta, grated Parmesan
Recipe from Central Market Poulsbo - Culinary Resource Center
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