Pilafi Me Throumbi (Greek Savory Rice)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Anthony Gougoutris

This is a very old family recipe which is very delicious and low fat too...

Top Review by Docs Mom

I used 1 tablespoon dried minced onions, which I think if I do that again I would put it in after the liquids, they browned a bit too much. I loved the nutty taste of the rice; I’ll definitely make again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the rice, onion and garlic in the olive oil and butter over high heat.
  2. Deeply browning the rice gives the rice its distinct flavor.
  3. You must use the butter so it will brown.
  4. Do not use margarine, it will not work.
  5. This will take about 5 minutes.
  6. Add water, and rest of ingredients, cover the pot and simmer on low heat until all water is absorbed (about 20 minutes).

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