Sunday, 22 July 2012

Italian Spinach Pie

Italian Spinach Pie

This vegetarian dish is an ultimate solution for the mothers who always tries to make their children eat spinach, but fails to do so, despite of siting the example of Popye :) An easy but tasty dish, which I am sure, your children will never complain about.

Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking Time      : 10 minutes
Baking time         : 30 minutes
Difficulty              : Easy
Serves                  :  4

  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 2 medium Leeks, white part only, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced, and rinsed
  • 400 grams of Spinach, washed, dried and finely chopped
  • 1 cup cooked long-grain White Rice
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Marjoram, crumbled (you can find this bottled in Food Stores)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


1) In medium nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add leeks. Saute until softened, about 8 minutes. Set aside.

2) Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat 9-inch glass pie plate with nonstick Cooking spray.

3) In medium bowl, combine leeks, spinach, rice, eggs, 3/4 cup Parmesan, marjoram, salt, and pepper. Spoon into Prepared plate and smooth top. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup Parmesan.

4) Bake until firm and browned, about 30 minutes.

5) Serve warm or at room temperature, cut into wedges. You can serve this with a bowl of mixed salad or soup to make a complete meal.

Note : If you don't get Marjoram, you can use  dried Thyme or even Fresh chopped Parsley instead.

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