Greek-Style Steak with Cucumber and Dried Fruit Rice

Greek-Style Steak with Cucumber and Dried Fruit Rice
Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
Steak, Cucumber, dried fruits (raisins, apricots), rice cooker

Hey there! Ready to whip up a fab, quick, and easy Greek-inspired dish? This recipe combines juicy steak with a refreshing cucumber salad and a delightful dried fruit rice. Perfect for a weeknight dinner for four. Let's get cooking!


  • 4 steaks (your choice of cut)
  • 1 large cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup dried fruits (raisins and apricots, chopped)
  • 2 cups rice (use your rice cooker!)
  • 4 cups water (for the rice)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon (for zest and juice)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped (optional)


  1. Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. Add the rice, 4 cups of water, and a pinch of salt to your rice cooker. Cook according to your rice cooker's instructions.
  3. Once done, fluff the rice with a fork and stir in the chopped dried fruits. Keep warm.
  4. Pat the steaks dry with paper towels. Rub them with olive oil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
  5. Zest the lemon over the steaks for a burst of fresh flavor.
  6. Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. Cook the steaks to your desired doneness (about 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare).
  8. Let the steaks rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  9. While the steaks are cooking, dice the cucumber and place it in a bowl.
  10. Squeeze the juice of the lemon over the cucumber and add a pinch of salt.
  11. Toss with fresh dill if using.
  12. Slice the steaks thinly against the grain.
  13. Serve each plate with a portion of dried fruit rice, a generous helping of cucumber salad, and the sliced steak on top.

And there you have it! A delicious, Greek-style meal that's ready in no time. The juicy steak, refreshing cucumber salad, and sweet dried fruit rice make for a fantastic combination. Enjoy, and happy cooking!

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