Ispanak - Spinach Recipe

This recipe is traditional Mama kitchen recipe from Türkiye ,I am not modest about cooking slow - pan food ,I am passionate about Turkish and G-local food cooking.Enjoy , afiyet olsun.
Ispanak - Spinach


1/2 kg.Spinach
1 big pc. onion
1 table spoon rice
3 table spoon oil , - sunflower,preferable olive oil-natural
1 tablespoon tomato paste
Salt , scale is - due to your taste
Red ground pepper or,spicy fresh green pepper - depends on your taste-
1 water glass water


Wash and clean out Spinach , min.10 minutes leave in water with vinegar for cleaning.

Drain Spinach.

Add oil in pan and heat it ,Cut onion in cubes -how you liked in food , roast till colors get pink and-or yellowish brown -in oiled pan.

Add tomato paste on onion.
Then add spinach and turn till gets soften and lighten in pan then add pepper , washed rice ,salt

Add 1 glass of hot water in pan.

Turn the heat low level and close the lid of pan ,wait till rice getting soften (Approximately , 30-40 minute )watch out --- don't burn my spinach ,ha ha ha...

Serve for 2-3 person ,if you like you can add yogurt on top .

You also can add , 1-2 clove garlic with onion and 1-2 carrot after onions get yellowish .This recipe is the based one , you can add harmonious vegetable with spinach - like cabbage, zucchini or cauliflower ,seperate or together -or ingredients what ever you like

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Number of Servings: 3
Yield: 2-3 servings
Style: Middle Eastern, Turkish
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