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Greek Rice

This recipe was passed down from my grandmother, who undoubtedly learned it from another member of my family decades ago.  This recipe is almost always included in every holiday meal as a side dish.

Greek Rice

  • 1 pound of lean hamburger meat (97% lean)
  • 2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 large (or 2 medium) onions
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups water

Dice onions in to small bits.  In a large skillet, brown hamburger and onions.  If you used hamburger with a large fat content, you’ll want to strain off the fat.  If you use 97% lean hamburger, this step is not necessary because you want to have a little fat left in the pan.  Add remaining ingredients except water.  Cook on medium heat for a couple minutes until everything is mixed well.  Add water and stir briefly.  Turn heat to high until the water begins to boil.  Boil vigorously for 2 minutes.  Put a lid on the skillet and turn the heat down to low.  Allow to cook for 15 minutes, until all of the water is absorbed and the rice is tender.

This recipe makes enough to serve 10 people.

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4 Responses to "Greek Rice"

  1. SQLDenis says:

    Anyway you can attach a picture next time you make this?

    1. George Mastros says:

      Will do.

  2. Thirster42 says:

    How strong is the onion taste in this? It sounds interesting, but i’m not a big fan of onions. I can usually handle them cooked into some foods, but if the onion taste is too strong i wouldn’t like this at all.

    1. George Mastros says:

      Most people don’t even taste the onion in this dish. The predominate flavors here are the hamburger, rice and the cinnamon.

      Of course, if you decide to make this and leave out the onion, I promise not to get offended.

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