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


  • 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

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


  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

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summerpls User ID: 4246258 106548
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 ..."

gaylene2 User ID: 3368539 150840
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!"

kitty-san User ID: 1198921 156541
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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