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Mediterranean Style Fried Rice

Recipe by tacomaboys1
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Fried rice is an easy meal. Whether you have access to a rice cooker, a pot with a lid or have some day-old rice that needs to be used up, it’s a meal that most anyone can prepare! But what if you gave it a Greek twist for something new?

What makes Greek cuisine unique?

Heat a little oil on medium high in a skillet. Add ground beef for 4-5 minutes, until it’s brown. Sauté with a few cloves of garlic and lemon zest for another minute. Squeeze juice from half a lemon over the meat after it’s cooked through.

Heat another splash of oil in a clean skillet. Toss your cooked rice in the pan along with some cumin, coriander, and a dash of salt and pepper. Continue to stir occasionally, letting the rice begin to crisp around the edges.

Meanwhile, toss halved grape tomatoes and cubed cucumbers in a bowl with chopped scallions and the remaining juice from the other half of the lemon. Top with feta, salt, and pepper, to taste. Once mixed, fold in some chopped mint.

Once the rice is slightly crisped, stir your beef into the mixture and remove from the heat. Serve the tomato and cucumber salad over the rice and beef mixture.

You can even drizzle with tzatziki to give it a gyro-inspired finish.

Enjoy your own homemade Mediterranean Style Fried Rice!

 

Ingredients

  • servings

  • Cals

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  • Cooking Oil
  • Ground Beef
  • Garlic  Cloves
  • 1 Lemon
  • Cooked Rice
  • Cumin
  • Coriander
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Cubed Cucumbers
  • Chopped Scallions
  • Feta Cheese
  • Chopped Mint
  • Tzatziki (optional)

Directions

  • Prepare The Pan

    Heat a little oil on medium high in a skillet.
  • Brown the Meat

    Add ground beef for 4-5 minutes, until it’s brown.
  • Saute'

    Sauté with a few cloves of garlic and lemon zest for another minute.
  • Squeeze Your Lemon

    Squeeze juice from half a lemon over the meat after it’s cooked through.
  • Prepare The Skillet

    Heat another splash of oil in a clean skillet.
  • Add The Cooked Rice

    Toss your cooked rice in the pan along with some cumin, coriander, and a dash of salt and pepper.
  • Stir it Up

    Continue to stir occasionally, letting the rice begin to crisp around the edges.
  • Fresh Veggies!!

    Meanwhile, toss halved grape tomatoes and cubed cucumbers in a bowl with chopped scallions and the remaining juice from the other half of the lemon.
  • Add More Flavor!!

    Top with feta, salt, and pepper, to taste. Once mixed, fold in some chopped mint.
  • Add The Meat

    Once the rice is slightly crisped, stir your beef into the mixture and remove from the heat.
  • Serve it Up!

    Serve the tomato and cucumber salad over the rice and beef mixture. You can even drizzle with tzatziki to give it a gyro-inspired finish.

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