My Mom's Greek Lemon Rice


This was the Greek lemon rice that I grew up on. It's simple and flavorful. I hope you all enjoy it.

close up view of Greek Lemon Rice garnished with fresh herbs and lemon in a bowl
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
12 servings


  • ½ stick butter

  • 2 cups converted long-grain white rice

  • 1 (32 fluid ounce) container chicken broth

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 bay leaves


  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
4g Fat
26g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 156
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 580mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 66mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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