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Lemon Garlic Herb Rice


Description

A quick and flavorful side dish, especially delicious with grilled chicken or fish!


Ingredients

  • 2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (plus more to taste if desired)
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper (plus more to taste if desired)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian herbs (any combination of basil, rosemary, thyme, and/or oregano)
  • Juice and zest of 1 large lemon or two small lemons

Instructions

  1. In a large pot or skillet, combine the rice, water, and garlic. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook for 20 minutes, then remove from heat and allow to stand (covered) for 5 minutes.
  2. When the rice is done, remove the lid and stir in the butter, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and stir to combine. Toss in the herbs and transfer to a serving dish. Top with freshly grated lemon rind and, if desired, additional salt and pepper.