Cook's Hideout: Greek Style Lemon Rice with Dill

February 12, 2016

Greek Style Lemon Rice with Dill

Blogging Marathon# 61: Week 2/ Day 3
Theme: Meal Ideas
Dish: Greek style Rice with Dill
For the last day of this week's marathon, I have a simple meal with Greek style Lemon rice with dill. This is a popular side dish served in many Mediterranean restaurants and is very similar to our very own Indian Lemon rice except for the addition of dill. This recipe is from Vegan Eats World cookbook by Terry Hope Romero. 
Lemony Dill Rice
Lemon rice is the first thing that comes to my mind when I have leftover rice. In fact I even make lemon flavored oats, barley and quinoa. So today's recipe is on the same lines but with dried oregano and fresh dill that add delicious Greek flavor to the dish.
Lemony Dill Rice
Since this is for 'Meal Ideas' theme, I served the rice with Greek cucumber & chickpea salad. Both the dishes together make for a balanced meal and they can be made in less than 30 minutes. Recipe for the salad is coming up soon.

Greek Lemony Dill Rice
  • 1cup Long grain White Rice
  • 1 Small Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Medium Carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1¼~1½cups Vegetable broth or Water
  • ¼cup Lemon juice (from about 2 lemons)
  • ½tsp Dried Oregano
  • ¼cup Fresh dill, finely chopped
  • To taste Salt & Pepper
  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed medium saucepan, saute onion and carrot until the onion turns translucent, about 4~5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute, then stir in the rice and fry for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the veggie broth or water, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat, stir the rice and cover tightly and cook for about 20 minutes or until all the water is absorbed and rice is tender.
  4. Turn off the heat and add dill, fluff the rice with a fork and completely stir in the dill. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!!
Lemony Dill Rice

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 61.


  1. What a pretty meal! Very appetizing

  2. And I thought we were the only ones who came up with this recipe ;-)!

  3. Can smell the flavor of this lemon rice rite from here.. Aromatic rice definitely.

  4. The two dishes together make up a healthy and balanced meal. And that lemon rice sounds different than our version.

  5. Everything looks so colourful Pavani, what a wonderful meal idea you got there!

  6. Your whole picture looks so colourful Pavani. Wish I could capture food like you. The Greek style lemon rice is looks so yum..

  7. Greek stylr rice looks very inviting.Such a wonderful setup Pavani.

  8. rice looks awesome but not a dill fan - will sub parsley and will be awesome for sure


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