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5 from 2 votes

Greek Lemon Rice

Greek lemon rice is made by combining long-grain white rice, lots of lemon, and fresh herbs and spices. You can feel free to add feta too!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: side dishes
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 6
Author: Kevin



  • Rinse rice in sieve under cold water, mixing with fingers, until water runs clear. Drain, set aside. Zest 1 lemon for 1 tablespoon total and juice lemon for 3 tablespoons. Slice other lemon for garnish.
  • Heat oil over medium heat in large saucepan or deep skillet.
  • Add onion, saute for 3 minutes. Add garlic, saute 2 more minutes or until onion is translucent.
  • Add rice and cook, stirring often for 5 minutes.
  • Add broth and bring to a simmer. Cover, turn heat down to low. Cook for 12 minutes. Remove from from heat and rest, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • Remove lid, stir through lemon zest, lemon juice, herbs and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with optional lemon slices and feta cheeses crumbles.


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 720mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg