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Category: Vegetable

Food Item: Cheese

Title: Athenian Rice With Feta Cheese


1 T olive oil
1 c chopped red onion
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 c cooked rice
1/2 c dried tomatoes, softened* and cut into julienned strips
1 4-1/2-oz can sliced black olives
1 T chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 t dried oregano leaves
1/2 c crumbled feta cheese
1 T lemon juice
1/4 t ground black pepper
Fresh oregano for garnish


1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, red bell pepper and garlic; cook and stir until onion is tender.
2. Stir in rice, tomatoes, olives, parsley and oregano; heat thoroughly.
3. Remove from heat; add cheese, lemon juice and black pepper. Stir until well blended.
4. Garnish with oregano. Serve immediately.

*To soften sun-dried tomatoes, place in 1/3 cup boiling water; stir to coat. Let stand 10 minutes; drain water.

Provided by the USA Rice Federation.


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