Greek Rice Recipe

Spruce up your rice with Swiss chard and dill.
September 16, 2019, 11:00am
Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Servings: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes


kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
6 cups|175 grams Swiss chard leaves, roughly chopped
¾ cup|140 ml olive oil
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 bunch fresh dill, roughly chopped
1 cup|200 grams Jasmine rice, rinsed
1 lemon


  1. Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil. Add the Swiss chard leaves and cook until bright, 2 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high. Add the scallions and half of the dill and cook until the scallions are soft, 3 minutes. Stir in the rice and cook 1 to 2 minutes more, then add the reserved Swiss chard leaves and 2 cups water. Cover and cook, shaking the pot occasionally, until the rice is cooked, 8 to 9 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the remaining olive oil and dill. Squeeze in some lemon juice and serve.

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