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Greek Rice topped with sliced lemons, in a pot

Greek Rice

Fluffy and flavorful -- my Greek Rice brings you a citrus-zesty side that goes with any savory main meal or ups the yum in your favorite soups!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Greek Rice, Greek Rice Recipe., How Do I Make Greek Rice Recipe, How to make Greek Rice Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Calories 425kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chicken flavor better than bouillon
  • 2 cups long-grain rice, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 4 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (2-3 lemons)
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoons dried dill
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt to taste


  • In a microwave-safe measuring cup, heat chicken broth to a boil. Add better than bouillon and stir until dissolved; set aside.
    How to make Greek Rice recipe, adding better than bouillon to chicken broth
  • Heat olive oil in a pot with a tight-fitting lid, uncovered, over medium-low heat.
  • Saute onion and garlic, uncovered until soft and translucent.
    How to make Greek Rice recipe, sauteing onions and garlic
  • Add rice to the pot and continue to saute, stirring constantly, until rice is slightly toasted.
    How to make Greek Rice recipe, adding rice
  • Stir in chicken broth with dissolved better than bouillon, lemon juice, and black pepper. Bring to a roiling boil, stir, reduce heat to low, and cover tightly. Cook until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
    How to make Greek Rice recipe, adding broth
  • When rice is tender, remove from heat, stir in lemon zest, dried dill, fresh parsley, and butter and allow to sit, covered for 10 minutes. Stir again, adjust seasonings as needed. Serve.
    How to make Greek Rice recipe, adding the rest of the ingredients


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 440mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 279IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg