lemon-lime rice

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By Vickie Parks
from Renton, WA

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.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 4-6
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For lemon-lime rice

  • 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

  • 1
    Cook 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.
  • 2
    After 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.
  • 3
    Serve warm.