Easy Mint Rice with Feta Cheese

Mint and Feta Cheese Rice is a simple side dish with a huge flavor profile. You can serve it with roasted salmon, grilled chicken, shrimp, beef, or lamb.

Mint rice is a perfect recipe to add to your menu rotation. Make a big batch early in the week and add it to your favorite lunch and dinner recipes.

Mint and Feta cheese rice is perfect as a side dish. Top it with shrimp and you've got perfect lunch.

About mint rice

With just a few ingredients like rice, onion, mint, and feta cheese you’ll create a side dish that is fun to make as it is delicious to serve and eat.

Although originally it’s a side dish, you can easily transform it into a quick lunch. One of my favorite ways is to top it with some shrimp and serve it with a slice of lemon. Still hungry? Add a slice of warm pita for a delicious, nutritious, healthy lunch.

It may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but I actually love to snack on the leftovers cold or at room temperature. The mint and feta cheese combine beautifully the taste are just incredibly delicious.

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Mint Rice with shrimp and a wedge of lemon.


How To Make Mint Rice


  1. Peel and chop the onion and garlic. Mince the mint and cut the feta cheese into 1/4 inch cubes (or use crumbled feta).
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet. Combine garlic and onions and sauté until soft – about 5 minutes. Add rice and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add chicken (or vegetable) broth and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the liquid has completely dissolved – about 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the rice from the heat and use a fork to fluff the rice. Add the minced fresh mint and chopped feta cheese. Salt to taste. – Serve and enjoy
Fluffy rice just before adding the fresh mint and the cubed feta cheese.

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Tips for Making Mint Rice

Mince the fresh mint very finely. I’ve purposely cut larger pieces when I photographed the recipe.

Once the fresh mint comes in contact with the hot rice, the mint will turn a few shades darker.

This recipe works great with grilled chicken, roasted salmon, and for a middle-eastern touch, serve it with cubed lamb.

Mint Rice

This mint and feta cheese rice is simple delicious. Perfect as a side dish.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
KEYWORD: cheese, mint
SERVINGS: 6 people
Author: Maike


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 16 ounces broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • 1/2 cup Feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons mint (minced)


  • Heat olive oil in a medium sized Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chopped onions and minced garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes until the onions and garlic are translucent and soft.
  • Add rice and cook for one minute. Add (chicken or vegetable) broth and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes or until all the liquids have dissolved.
  • Meanwhile finely mince fresh mint and cut the Feta cheese into 1/4 inch cubes.
  • Remove the rice from the oven and use a fork to fluff the rice. Add minced mint and Feta cheese and combine well. – Serve and Enjoy.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 445mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg
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