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Poached Egg Over Rice Spinach (Burani me Spinaq dhe Vezë)

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins

Poached Egg Over Rice Spinach or Burani is the traditional dish with eggs poached on top. Healthy and nutritious, this dish is a one pot meal that is very easy and quick to make.

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 10 oz spinachwashed thoroughly, tough stems removed, roughly chopped
 1 small onionor 5 fresh scallions minced
 2 garlic cloveswhole
 5 tbsp olive oil
 ½ cup long grain rice
 2 cups water
 1 sprigs of dillminced
 1 tsp salt
 ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper
 4 eggs

Heat the olive oil in a deep skillet over medium height heat until shimmering.


Add the onion and garlic cloves until softened and fragrant, about 2 minutes.


Add the rice and sauté together for about 1 minute.


With a spatula remove garlic cloves.


Stir in 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Cover the deep skillet and reduce the heat to simmer. Cook the rice until all done and most of the liquid is absorbed.


Add fresh spinach in batches until it is all wilted and season with salt, pepper and dill.


Spread the rice spinach Burani to create 4 small wells. Crack an egg into each well and season the eggs with salt and pepper. Cover the skillet and cook until the eggs are poached for about 2-3 minutes.


Garnish with few sprigs of dill.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 214Calories from Fat 127.00
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14.28g22%

Saturated Fat 2.51g13%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Cholesterol 106.64mg36%
Sodium 452.08mg19%
Potassium 344.02mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 15.75g6%

Dietary Fiber 1.49g6%
Sugars 0.83g
Protein 6.26g13%

Vitamin A 29.74%
Vitamin C 16.09%
Calcium 7.50%
Iron 11.26%
Vitamin D 156.71%
Vitamin E 19.31%
Vitamin K 196.08%
Thiamin 5.55%
Riboflavin 17.88%
Niacin 3.95%
Vitamin B6 14.84%
Folate 27.17%
Vitamin B12 10.63%
Phosphorus 14.68%
Magnesium 11.21%
Zinc 7.55%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.