Lemon Herb Rice

With a creamy texture that will remind you of Risotto but with much less work, this easy Lemon Herb Rice is a great side dish for a variety of meats and fish.

– 1 tablespoon butter – 2 cloves garlic minced – 1 and ½ cups long grain white rice – 2 and ¾ cups water – ¼ cup lemon juice – 2 teaspoon dried Italian herbs – 1 teaspoon salt – ¼ teaspoon black pepper




Heat a deep skillet over medium heat and melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant and lightly toasty, about 1-2 minutes.

Melt Butter.



Add the rice to the garlic butter and stir to coat. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring often

Toast rice.



Add remaining ingredients, cover and let simmer for 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until the rice is tender.




Stir and serve.

Make it cheesy- Stir in ⅓ cup (1 oz) of shredded Parmesan. – Use fresh herbs- If you have fresh Italian herbs on hand, use 2 tablespoons finely chopped in place of dry. – Add some vegetables- After 8-10 minutes of cooking, stir in either 1 cup of frozen peas, 5 oz (5 cups) of fresh spinach or both!

Make it Your Own

One reader said, "We loved this rice! It's just the perfect flavor to compliment any main. So nice to have up your sleeve for weeknight dinners!"

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