Athenian Rice With Feta Cheese

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

Posted for ZWT II 2006-Greece. I found this recipe on, and find that posting any recipes found elsewhere here gives me better nutritional values than the sites I get them off of. Loving Zaar!!! *** Note*** to soften sun-dried tomatoes, place in 1/3 cup boiling water; stir to coat. Let stand 10 minutes; drain water.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, red pepper and garlic; cook and stir until onion is tender.
  2. Stir in rice, tomatoes, olives, parsley and oregano; heat thoroughly.
  3. Remove from heat; add cheese, lemon juice and black pepper; stir until well blended.
  4. Garnish with oregano. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

This was a bit dry (perhaps becaused I decreased the oil a bit) but otherwise really tasty. BF enjoyed it too. I halved the recipe but wished I made the whole thing. I did not soften the sun-dried tomatoes as I like them chewy, and I used Greek kalamata olives. I could definitely see adding more garlic too. The rice stuck to the pan so if you want an easy clean up and don't care too much about the extra calories, I suggest you use more oil. Thanks very much for this recipe!

Kumquat the Cat's friend October 18, 2006

I really enjoyed the flavours in this recipe. Like Kittencal I increased the amount of garlic used, and I also used all fresh oregano. Yum!

SugaredAlmond June 06, 2006

This recipe was chosen for the Zaar World Tour Game, and I am happy that I did choose it, this is a wonderful rice recipe with ingredients that blend together well, I did increase the garlic to 2 tablespoons and also the olive oil and oregano, and also increased the feta and used lots of black pepper! thank you for sharing this recipe Charbear!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz June 06, 2006