Greek rice (pilafi)

This is an easy and tasty side dish for any Greek meal.


  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 bay leaves
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Finely chopped parsley
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Pinch of paprika


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan on a low heat and stir in the rice. Heat until the rice turns white (approx. 2 minutes).
  2. Add the water, bay leaves, and salt. Heat on a medium heat until all of the water is absorbed by the rice.
  3. Transfer the rice to a bowl discarding the bay leaves.
  4. Sprinkle the rice with the parsley, paprika, lemon juice and pepper before serving.

Published by Alison

Mum of the Braithwaite “difficult to feed” Family!

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