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Greek Rice Recipe

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My husband is of Greek decent, so I'm always interested in Greek recipes. This dish goes together easily and cooks quickly, plus it costs less than packages rice mixes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh mint or 1/4 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 198 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 451 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine all of the ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Greek Rice in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p246

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 198 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 451 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2014

Wonderful basic recipe ... used 2 tbsp. lemon juice ... fresh garlic ... and 1/2 white wine ... left out the mint as I didn't have any ... and used a mixture of wild, whole grain and brown rice ... it was delicious will be making this again ...

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Reviewed May. 17, 2014

We have a Greek restaurant near us and I love their lemony rice. I asked what was in it and they said basically the same things in this recipe. I want to try it again and add more lemon. I want to work with it but it's still a good side dish. I have mint growing all over my front yard so I just chopped it up and threw it in. It was fun and good!

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Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

I love Greek food and flavors and while this is good, I personally think itwould be much better if you substitute orzo for the rice. And add peas, which go perfectly with lemon and mint.

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