I usually make this when I am making a Greek style meal. I mostly make it with out the lamb because I never have the ground lamb on hand but it is great both ways! Everyone I have ever made this for has ALWAYS asked for the recipe afterward! Enjoy!
10oz of chopped spinach frozen or bundle of fresh
1 1/2 cups of rice (long grain, basmati, jasmin whatever you prefer)
2 1/2-3 cups stock or water (I prefer stock for added flavor)
2 pinches of chili powder
1/2 cup of crumbled feta cheese (amount of your preference)
1/2 pound of ground lamb meat (optional)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 small onion chopped
salt and pepper to taste
In a large saute pan saute onion in oil till translucent, add rice and chili powder, mix together till coated well with oil, put heat on low/medium.
Meanwhile in a separate saucepan bring stock and spinach to boil. Once it comes to a boil add to rice in saute pan cover with lid. Simmer till rice absorbs all liquid and is tender. About 30 mins.
Brown separately ground lamb, salt and pepper to taste.
Once rice has absorbed all or most liquid stir in lamb, juice of lemon, and feta cheese. Take off heat and let sit a couple of minutes to allow cheese to slightly melt.
Great with pita bread.
Great as a side or alone !