Lemon Rice

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Cari South

Tart lemon peel adds a citrusy note to this basmati rice recipe. We used basmati for its fine texture, but you can use long-grain rice if you wish.

Yield: Makes 8 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind

Preparation

  1. 1. Slightly smash garlic clove using flat side of a knife. Stir together garlic, broth, butter, and salt in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in rice; reduce heat to low, and cook, covered, 20 minutes or until broth mixture is absorbed and rice is tender.
  2. 2. Remove and discard garlic; stir in lemon rind using a fork.
  3. Lemon-Dill Rice: Proceed with recipe as directed, stirring 1 tsp. dried dill into cooked rice with lemon rind.
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