On rainy or lazy days when you just want to lay under a blanket and chill with Netflix and wine, this Egyptian Spinach Recipe is sure to glorify your movie and chill nights. This tasty spinach meal is very hearty and savory, so, you might as well doze off before your movie gets over.

Tip: To add a tangy flavor to the recipe, you can squeeze a fresh lemon into the bowl before serving. Or, if you prefer it hot and spicy, add a dash of red pepper sauce to a bowl.

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Egyptian Spinach Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main dish
Cuisine American
Calories 198 kcal


  • 1 lb Ground Beef or Stew Beef
  • 1 tsp Allspice
  • 1 Onion Minced
  • 1-2 cup Tomatoes Crushed
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 tbsp Coriander Grounded
  • 3 cups Spinach Roughly chopped
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste


  • In a large pot, brown the beef. Do this over medium-high heat.
  • Add the spice, salt, and pepper. Once the beef is browned, add minced onions, garlic, and 1 tbsp of coriander. Toss until onions become translucent.
  • Add 1 cup of water to cover the beef. Bring to a boil and lower the heat. Simmer without covering the pot until all the water is almost absorbed.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, broth, and stir. Add a handful of rice and spinach.
  • Stir the teaspoon of coriander. Simmer until the rice becomes cooked and till the spinach is wilted.
  • Your Egyption Spinach is ready to be served.
Keyword Egyptian spinach, main dish

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Tip: Don’t overcook the spinach or it will lose its color and become too tender

Notes on the Ingredients

  • Spinach: There are different kinds of spinach. However, for this recipe, regular spinach will be used. Ensure to use entire spinach including the steam.
  • Tomatoes: All kinds of tomatoes work for this recipe. They include Roma tomatoes, Beefsteak tomatoes, and tomatoes on the vine. You can use grape tomatoes to add more sweetness to your tomatoes sauce.
  • Onions: For this Egyptian Spinach recipe, you can use any type of onion including white, yellow, red, or sweet.
  • Coriander: Always use fresh coriander for this recipe.
  • Broth: You can use either chicken or vegetable broth.

What is Egyptian Spinach?

Egyptian Spinach is an annual plant, which grows 35 to 47 inches. Its leaves are between 2 ⅓ to 4 inches long while the width is between 1 ⅓ to 2 inches. Egyptian spinach plant blooms with very small (almost unnoticeable) pale yellow flowers.

Egyptian Spinach is cultivated as a potherb in Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria. Moreover, it is mostly used in India to make sacks and Hessian cloth. Surprisingly, these amazing greens are also considered a weed in other parts of the world like Thailand and the Philippines. 

How to Store Egyptian Spinach Recipe?

You can easily store this recipe by keeping it in an airtight container and putting it in the fridge; it will stay good for 4 to 5 days. In addition, you can freeze this spinach dish for up to 3 months (don’t include rice while freezing it). 

Tips for Making the Best Spinach Recipe

  • Using regular spinach rather baby spinach will make the recipe less mushy.
  • Thouroughly rinse the spinach before use.
  • Try to make tomato sauce from scratch and fresh. 

Nutritional Fact Value

  • Calories: 198 Kcal
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 7.5 to 12.5 g
  • Protein: 4.5 to 5.6 g

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