Tomato Rice (Greek Style) 

A few days ago my friend Nikki, from the U.K. inquired about a Greek Tomato Rice Recipe. I usually prepare this specific dish with orzo; however, traditionally my yiayia made it with rice. Below, you will find the ingredients and instructions to prepare this delicious meal.

Results~ Simply divine!!

Tomato Rice Recipe (Greek Style)


  • 4 large Roma tomatoes
  • 1 can of stewed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of red wine
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1 leek, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup Greek olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried Greek oregano
  • 1 tablespoon  dried dill
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint, chopped
  • 4 fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • Salt & pepper for taste
  • 1 cup short grain rice
  • 2 cups of water


  1. Heat a saucepan with olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, leeks, and garlic. (Saute until the onions are translucent.)
  2. In a blender, blend the roma tomatoes, canned tomatoes, garlic, and wine until smooth. Add this sauce to the onion mixture over medium heat. Cook just until sauce has thickened a bit. ( I find that this method gives this dish a really rich tomato flavor.)
  3. Add the rice, and 2 cups water. Stir just until all ingredients are well combined.
  4. Reduce heat to low, and cover mixture. Cook for about 18 minutes, or until rice has cooked.
  5. Add spices, and cover the mixture for 5 minutes to let the spices absorb into the mixture. Season, and serve with a drizzle of olive oil.


  • You can add more water to your rice mixture, if needed.
  • Serve with fresh crumbled feta.
  • Pairs perfect with chicken kabobs, and grilled vegetables.

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