Here in the local area, we have a very well known little Greek restaurant where the food is just phenomenal. I haven’t had a bad meal from our little Greek restaurant ever! One of my favorite things about Greek food is the lemon rice that is served with so many of their dishes, that fresh lemony flavor just slays me every time, so for several years now, I’ve hunted for the perfect lemon rice recipe……well, finally my dream has been realized…….and I shed a little tear!
A friend at work shared these recipes with me and I’ve actually made them several times since – they’re just fantastic and so easy!
I started with a little mayo and some Greek salad dressing. Mixing them together and then pouring the entire contents into a 1 gallon ziplock bag……this sat in the fridge for a few hours.
When I was ready to finish my dinner……my mouth was watering as I was getting my ingredients together for this….I started with a half cube of butter (yes I said a half of a cube of butter) but hang with me okay?
Once the luscious butter was all melted, I added rice and just gave it a good stir a couple of times.
Ok, now some chicken broth, garlic salt and of course…..my favorite seasoning…..fresh squeezed lemon juice.
Once the lemon has been stirred into the mixture, be sure you don’t stir any more as it will make the rice mushy….eww! Cover it all and let it simmer for about 20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
While the rice is doing the happy dance on the stove, fire up the grill and cook your chicken. 4 – 5 minutes on each side for breast tenders…..or until they have a golden brown finish…..like these.
Throw it all on a plate and enjoy folks…….a wonderful, easy, Greek meal doesn’t require tons of time in the kitchen.
What’s your favorite Greek dish….I would love to know!
Grilled Greek Chicken
1 C Kraft Greek Dressing
1/2 C Mayonnaise
Mix dressing and mayo together in mixing bowl, and place both the mayo mixture and chicken in a gallon ziplock back. Marinade for 3-5 hours.
1 cube Imperial Margarine
1 cup reg long grain rice (not instant)
1 can Swanson’ chicken broth
1/3 C lemon juice
Garlic salt and pepper
Melt margarine in med sauce pan and add rice. Sprinkle on garlic salt (about 2-3 shakes) and pepper (2-3 shakes). Coat rice thoroughly, stirring frequently but not browning.
Slowly add can of chicken broth. Add lemon juice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until cooked through. DO NOT stir rice once you have covered it – this makes it mushy. Takes about 20-25 minutes total.