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Our Greek Rice Bake is beyond easy to make and it is so yummy. We love Greek flavors and this recipe really does deliver!

greek rice in a bowl

What makes this rice bake recipe Greek?

The ingredients in this recipe whisk you away to the Mediterranean sea. Each of them helps balance out the flavor profile of this delicious dish.

The components:

  • The baby tomatoes are the star of this rice bake! They are so juicy after baking them. The tomatoes absorb the spices and almost create a sauce for the rice to cook in.
  • Green olives and kalamata olives are the briny, salty component that makes this recipe shine!
  • Olive oil works its magic to tie everything together.
  • Oregano is an Italian herb, but it has an earthy and fragrant flavor that fits well with Greek cuisine!
  • The feta and cilantro toppings are the refreshing pop of flavor that round out this Greek recipe.
  • Garlic is a staple in most cuisines, as it is the perfect compliment to any dish. Check out our blogs on how to store garlic and how to make garlic confit if you’re as much of a garlic-lover as we are!

baking dish of tomatoes, olives, onions and olive oil

Why we love making rice bakes

We love easy, flavorful recipes here at Food Dolls, and our rice bakes are just that! This simple rice recipe is convenient to make, its’ a huge time saving recipe, and it limits mess.

Not only that, but our rice bakes help us cut back on our leftovers and reduce our food waste. That’s right! Rice bakes are the perfect way to use up leftover rice and repurpose the food instead of wasting it.

For another sustainable recipe that can help you cut back on food waste, check out our Stuffed Pepper Rice Bake.

How to make our Greek rice bake

  1. Get an oven safe baking dish. Pour in the tomatoes, followed by both the green olives and kalamata olives, chopped onions and garlic.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over top of the ingredients.
  3. Sprinkle on salt, pepper and oregano. Mix everything together thoroughly.
  4. Pop the dish in the oven for about 30-40 minutes and bake at 375 degrees .
  5. Remove the dish from the oven. Use a wooden spoon or silicon spatula to press down the ingredients.
  6. Pour in the leftover rice and mix everything together.
    • Note: you can either heat the rice in advance or pop it in the oven for an extra 10 minutes after mixing!
  7. Top with feta and fresh cilantro. Serve warm.

closeup greek rice

How to store leftovers

Our rice bake recipes are notoriously easy to store. All you need is an airtight container and this will last up to 4 days in the fridge and up to 3 months in the freezer.

Rice has a tendency to dry out in the cold temperature of the fridge or freezer. Because of this, we suggest adding a tablespoon per cup of rice when reheating. This will help to rehydrate the rice and make it taste more fresh.

Greek dishes you are going to love!

Mediterranean cuisine is one of our favorites. It is fun to make, and tastes delicious every time. All of our Greek recipes use similar components. We find that having these recipes on hand is great in case you have any extra ingredients from our greek rice bake!

  • If you want to incorporate Greek flavors into a different mealtime, try out our Greek Breakfast Casserole. Batching your breakfasts makes morning time super easy. All you have to do is bake this up and cut it into cubes to serve!
  • Our Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is healthy and nourishing. It is a standalone recipe to eat on its own, or you can serve it as a side salad with dinner!
  • Whipped Feta Chicken Salad is always a hit in our home. It is a refreshing and hearty salad that will keep you full for hours.
  • Speaking of chicken recipes, we are obsessed with our Hummus Baked Chicken! It is simple, packed with protein, and delish!
  • Our Greek Pasta Bake is probably the most similar to our Greek Rice Bake recipe. Instead of rice, we use pasta!
  • Ok, we LOVE whipped feta. Our Whipped Feta with Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas is truly the best. It works so well as an appetizer, but you can also serve it as a side with dinner.

 

Greek Rice Bake

Food Dolls
This rice is easy and flavorful. Perfect as a main meal or a side.
Prep Time 10 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine greek
Servings 4 people
Calories 217 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup green manzanilla olives (seeded)
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives (seeded)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion (sliced )
  • 3 cloves minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp sea salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 small chopped seeded jalapeño (optional )
  • 2 cups cooked jasmine or long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian flat leaf parsley or cilantro

Instructions
 

  • In a 11x7 oven safe baking dish. Pour in the tomatoes, followed by both the green olives and kalamata olives, jalapeño (if using) chopped onions and garlic.
  • Drizzle olive oil over top of the ingredients. Sprinkle on salt, pepper and oregano. Mix everything together thoroughly.
  • Pop the dish in the oven for about 30-40 minutes and bake at 375 degrees
  • Remove the dish from the oven. Use a wooden spoon or silicon spatula to press down the ingredients.
  • Pour in the leftover rice and mix everything together. Note: you can either heat the rice in advance or pop it in the oven for an extra 10 minutes after mixing!
  • Top with feta and fresh cilantro or Italian parsley. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 1062mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 533IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword easy rice recipe, greek food, healthy recipes
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      1. Thank you for the update. I guessed on amounts and made it last night. We loved it and will make it again. I served it with homemade shawarma and Greek salad.