The authentic recipe for the famous Greek rice. Delicious to eat plain or as a side. This Greek lemon rice is cooked with sauteed onion in olive oil, vegetable broth and finished with plenty of fresh lemon.
Heat the olive oil over over medium heat. Sauté the onion until soft and translucent for about 5 minutes.
Add the rice and continue heating stirring the rice until it begins to turn golden about 1 minute.
Add the broth, cover and lower the heat until you have a simmer. Cook for 10-15 minutes (this depends on what kind of rice you used), rice should be cooked, and most of the liquid absorbed.
Turn off the heat and keep the rice covered for 10 minutes.
Add lemon juice and fresh ground pepper and fluff up with a fork.
Add salt to taste.
Optionally add chopped parsley and lemon zest.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
For this particular Greek rice recipe you traditionally use plain long grain rice as you don’t want a sticky texture. I do not recommend using basmati or Jasmine rice which will give out a different flavor.