Lemon-lime Rice Recipe

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Lemon-Lime Rice

Vickie Parks


This is my all-time favorite rice dish. It's really easy to prepare and it goes quite well with a variety of different main dishes. But my preference is to serve it with baked chicken breasts with a tangy lime sauce, such as Lime Sauced Chicken.

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5 Min
20 Min
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2 c
white rice (basmati is a nice choice, but any white rice is ok)
4 c
boiling water
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
chopped fresh herbs (good choices are basil, rosemary, oregano, parsley, cilantro, thyme)
1 1/2 tsp
grated lemon zest
1 1/2 tsp
grated lime zest
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
lime juice


1Cook rice for 5 minutes in a saucepan with briskly boiling water and butter, stirring once. Cover the pan, turn the heat off, but leave the pan on the burner undisturbed for 15-20 minutes.

2After the rice has absorbed the liquid and is light and fluffy, add the selected herb (or herbs), lemon zest, lime zest, salt, and lime juice. Stir well.

3Serve warm.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Spanish
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Dairy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #lemon, #rice, #easy, #lime