Citrus-Scented Rice With Fresh Basil

Citrus-Scented Rice With Fresh BasilRecipe
Photo: Jim Bathie; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 25 Minutes


2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 cup uncooked basmati rice
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Garnishes: orange and lemon slices, orange zest, and lemon zest


Stir together chicken broth, butter, orange zest, fresh orange juice, and lemon zest in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in basmati rice; cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in basil. Garnish, if desired.