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My Mom's Greek Lemon Rice

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This was the Greek lemon rice that I grew up on. It's simple and flavorful. I hope you all enjoy it."
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55 m servings 156
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Melt butter in a pot over low heat. Pour in rice and stir to coat in butter. Let simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally, until toasted but not burnt, about 10 minutes.
  2. Pour chicken broth, lemon juice, salt, and bay leaves into rice mixture. Bring to a rapid boil; continue to boil for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 156 calories; 4.4 25.7 3 12 580 Full nutrition

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This is one addicting and flavorful rice. I followed the recipe as written and it's perfect. Thanks BlutoNYC!

Excellent rice. Enjoyed with chicken souvlakia and a Greek salad. Thanks for the excellent recipe!

So good and yet so simple! I will definitely do this again, thank you so much for sharing

Perfect thank you!

This is awesome! Love this rice! I’m not sure I’ll ever make rice differently. We coupled this with the Habichuelas Guisadas and the Cuban Marinated Steak which are also on this site. A magi...

Cant get over how good this rice tastes! I would make it by itself and eat a whole bowl

Loved it! Will make again and again!

I've actually made variations of this very recipe for years. My favorite variations (though this original is my go-to as well): *Using canola oil instead of butter (since it's at the start, I l...