Greek Rice Pilaf Recipe

Posted by
Rate It!
Greek Rice Pilaf
Add your photo!



  1. Heat the oil in a medium size skillet over medium high heat. Add the rice and onion and sauté until both are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the water with 1 heaping tablespoon of tomato paste, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover the pan. Simmer until the rice is just done, 20 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste, and the nutmeg, if using. Sprinkle with the parsley, if desired. Fluff with a fork and serve.
  3. NOTES: Not caring much for the flavor of plain water, a Greek cook who does not have stock on hand will usually flavor the water with tomato paste: about 1 tablespoon tomato paste to 1 cup water. This can be used for bulgur pilaf as well.
  4. As with bulgur pilaf, the quantity can easily be doubled, tripled, or more: Use 1 1/4 times as much liquid as rice. Be sure to increase the amount of olive oil and onion as you increase the rice and liquid.
  5. Adventures In Greek Cooking.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 246.83 Kcal (1033 kJ)
Calories from fat 67.68 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.52g 12%
Sodium 5.42mg 0%
Potassium 108.04mg 2%
Total Carbs 40.6g 14%
Sugars 1.06g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.96g 4%
Protein 3.74g 7%
Vitamin C 3.1mg 5%
Iron 2.1mg 12%
Calcium 17.8mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 166.13 Kcal (696 kJ)
Calories from fat 45.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.06g 12%
Sodium 3.65mg 0%
Potassium 72.72mg 2%
Total Carbs 27.32g 14%
Sugars 0.71g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.65g 4%
Protein 2.52g 7%
Vitamin C 2.1mg 5%
Iron 1.4mg 12%
Calcium 12mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
Search recipes
by ingredients
Construct & Analyze
Your Recipe

Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.4
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sodium free,
  • cholesterol free

Share Recipe

Get Your Recipe of Health!
Follow RecipeOfHealth on Facebook!
Scroll to top