Kittencal's Greek Lemony Rice With Feta

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Make this only if you are a lover of Greek food, this is a full flavored rice with intense flavor and not for those with a plain palette! --- since not everyone has a taste for olives I have left them as optional, I most always add them in -- after making this a few times you will most likely want to adjust some of the ingredients to suit your taste, or you may not, the amounts listed are close to what I use when I make this rice --- this is very good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in onion, oregano, chopped garlic and black pepper; cook stirring constantly for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add in the rice and stir using a wooden spoon for 3 minutes.
  4. Slowly add in the broth and lemon juice; bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat cover and simmer until the rice is tender (about 20 minutes).
  6. Remove from heat and stir in the feta cheese (and kalamata olives if using).
  7. Season with salt and more black pepper if desired.
  8. Transfer to plate and drizzle the top with more lemon juice if desired.
Most Helpful

This was delicious & intensely flavored as stated. First time I made exactly as stated, but the second time around I used small garlic cloves, 1/4 teas. black pepper, and a little less lemon juice. This is the perfect amount of heat & flavor for my taste.
I love to toss in some sauteed spinach at the end.
Thanks Kittencal:)

MerelyMarie May 17, 2011

This may be my favorite rice ever! I didn't even add in the feta and olives because it tasted so good without them (and I was trying to cut out a tad bit of fat. I could live off of your recipes every meal of the day and be happy.

Camel_Cracker July 09, 2009

Tried this tonight. Only had basmati rice, and cut back on the lemon a bit, but it turned out GREAT! My 4 year old LOVED it. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Will likely double it next time! Thanks!

cyumickey June 30, 2014