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One-pot Greek zucchini rice recipe

One-Pot Greek Zucchini Rice

Easy and delicious one-pot Greek zucchini rice recipe. Zucchini and rice are cooked together for this creamy and velvety dish.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword One-pot, Rice, Zucchini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 2
Author Elena Paravantes RDN



  • In a medium pot heat the olive oil until it starts to shimmer. Add the onion and sauté until soft for about 5 minutes. Then add the zucchini and swirl for a 1-2 minutes and then add the rice and stir gently until the rice is coated with the olive oil.
  • Add the tomato, a pinch of sugar (if using), dry mint and about ¼ cup hot water, stir gently, lower heat to low, cover and let it simmer for about 20 minutes until rice is cooked. Add small amounts (2 tbsp at a time) of hot water if rice is drying out.
  • Once rice is cooked, remove from heat and add the chopped dill, ½ tsp fine sea salt, and a few grinds of fresh black pepper. Stir gently and cover pot again and let it sit 5 minutes.
  • Serve with a squeeze of lemon and a piece of feta.


Can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature.