Photo: Jim Bathie; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
25 Mins
Makes 4 servings

How to Make It

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.

Ratings & Reviews

Delicious and fragrant

April 04, 2017
This was very easy to throw together in my rice cooker. I just added the basil right before serving. We both loved it!

Bianca09's Review

March 14, 2011
Yum! This rice is very delicious and is described perfectly as it is just 'scented' with the citrus flavors. I served this with a coconut shrimp and spicy mango sauce dish I found on here and it was awesome!!!

RuthAtabar1's Review

August 08, 2010
This dish was a delighful surprise...light, fresh tasting and interesting! Every time I have made it, the recipe is always requested. Serve it with grilled chicken breasts and lightly sauteed sugars snap peas for a wonderful in a short time. A winner!!

NicoleZVa's Review

July 07, 2010
This rice is hands down delicious. I made it to go with the Southeast Asian Grilled Flank Steak, and the combination was fantastic. Even plain vegetables served with this rice are delicious. I made it with freshly grated orange and lemon zest, and between 3 people it was all eaten up.