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
Stove Top


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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

How to Make Lemon-Lime Rice


  • 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.

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About Lemon-Lime Rice

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

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