Sometimes rice can get a little boring. It was a Saturday night and I was looking to fancy dinner up a little bit. I experimented a little and, ‘ta-dah,’ it worked out well me for all those who dined around my table that night!

Opa! Greek Lemon Rice

Course: Main
Cuisine: Egg Free, Gluten Free, Greek
Keyword: Easy, kid approved
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 211kcal
Subtle yet flavourful is the best way to describe this rice. Pair it will a little grilled chicken, feta cheese and a Greek salad and you've got yourself one tasty meal!
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  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1.5 cup basmati rice rinsed & drained
  • 3 cup chicken or vegetable broth low sodium
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil


  • Rinse and set aside rice. Saute onion in a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat. Once onion is nearly translucent, add garlic. Next add juice from half the lemon. Add rice and fry until slightly brown. Pour in broth and cook rice until liquid is absorbed. Squeeze the rest of the lemon juice into the rice and stir. Top with feta cheese if you wish. Enjoy!


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg