Greek Week! Rice Pilaf

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The finale to the Starving Student’s Greek Week is a flavourful rice pilaf. This healthy option can be made even healthier by incorporating more vegetables (such as zucchini) and using brown rice instead of traditional white.

Let’s cook!


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 white onion diced
  • 1 med carrot diced (or 5 baby carrots diced)
  • 1 stalk of celery diced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 up long grain rice
  • 3 cup water or chicken broth


1. Heat oil in a pot. Add onion, carrot and celery. Sautee for a few minutes and then add oregano and thyme.

2. Add rice and brown for 2 minutes.

3. Add water or stock and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally until all liquid is absorbed and rice is fluffy (about 20 min).



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