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The fresh lemon and herbs in this Zesty Lemon Rice makes this simple recipe the perfect side dish for your fish, chicken or beef.
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Zesty Lemon Rice

The fresh lemon and herbs in this Zesty Lemon Rice makes this simple recipe the perfect side dish for your fish, chicken or beef.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time22 mins
resting time10 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Zesty Lemon Rice
Servings: 6
Author: Debbie

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Tablespoons extra virgin oil
  • 2 small garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 ½ cups long grain rice, uncooked
  • 1 ¼ cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 to 4 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons parsley, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh dill, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • In large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and onion. Cook for 5 minutes, or just before onion becomes brown.
  • Add the rice and stir until rice turns mostly translucent.
  • Add broth and water. Cover.
  • Bring to a simmer and turn heat to low.
  • Cook for 12 minutes or until the rice has absorbed the water.
  • Remove pot from from heat. Allow to rest, covered for 10 minutes.
  • Remove lid and gently stir.
  • Add lemon zest, lemon juice and herbs. Stir to combine.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
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