• 4 cups water
  • 3 tbsp long-grain white rice
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


In Greece, tahini (sesame seed paste) is frequently eaten during the Lenten fast. It is mainly used in soups, pies and dips. Tahinosoupa (a soup made with tahini) is traditionally eaten on Holy Friday.Traditional foods eaten on Holy Friday. Enjoy this authentic Greek recipe!


Bring the 4 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. Add the rice and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until tender. In a small bowl, beat the tahini, lemon juice and 3 tbsp of cold water together. Add this mixture to the tice, stir well and simmer for about 5 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Serves 4 to 6

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