Greek Lemon Rice

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"So easy, so good! This was a quick put-together when I needed a side dish for some grilled lamb chops. Greek hubby loved this!!!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (198.9 g)
  • Calories 247
  • Total Fat - 6.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 15.3 mg
  • Sodium - 601.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 44.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 1.2 g
  • Protein - 2.9 g
  • Calcium - 23.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In a heavy saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender.

Step 2

Place orzo in a one-cup measuring cup. Add rice to the top. You'll have a total of one cup of rice/orzo combo. Pour the rice/orzo into the saucepan and saute for a few minutes until the orzo starts to turn a bit golden.

Step 3

Place the lemon juice in a two-cup measuring cup. Add chicken broth to make two cups. Add the broth/juice to the saucepan, add salt to taste, and bring to a boil.

Step 4

Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed. Fluff pilaf with fork and stir in the chopped parsley.

Tips & Variations

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