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Citrus-herb rice

Easy Citrus-Herb Rice

When life throws a lemon at you don’t just make Easy Strawberry Lemonade also prepare Sauteed Lemony Broccoli and citrus herb rice…lol.

If you love rice, herb, and citrus you will love this recipe. This is another way to elevate the flavor of rice, so to my rice lovers that don’t eat white rice, you can use brown rice for this recipe if that’s what you eat or prefer.

As I mentioned above, the rice is fully packed with flavor. I used stove top but you can as well use a rice cooker or instant pot, the only difference is the cooking time, the stove top is faster.

For the quantity of liquid used for this recipe, if you’re not sure how much liquid require to cook the rice you’re cooking with I implore you to start with small quantity in other not to end up with a pot of mushy rice.

To  complete the dish it was served with Sauteed Lemony Broccoli and whitening fish but was prepared the same way as Baked Salmon in Foil 

Let’s get started!

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Citrus-herb rice
Easy Citrus-Herb Rice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
  • 3 Cups Long grain rice (washed and drain)
  • 1 Tablespoons Unsalted butter (you can add more)
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Parsley (chopped)
  • ½ Teaspoon Garlic (minced)
  • 3 Green onions (sliced)
  • 1 Lemon zest
  • Salt to taste
  1. Gather the ingredients, chop the parsley and green onions. Wash and drain the rice. Set aside.

    Citrus-herb rice
  2. Place a saucepan/pot over medium heat and melt the butter. Add the green onions, garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

  3. Add the washed rice and mix to combine and coat the grains.
    Citrus-herb rice
  4. Add 4 cups of water (you can reduce the quantity of water if you don’t know what quantity of water to cook the type of rice you’re cooking with) and stir.

    Citrus-herb rice
  5. Cover and bring to a rolling boil on high heat, seasoning with salt, cover and reduce the heat to medium-heat simmer until the rice is fully cooked and all the liquid is absorbed.

  6. Add the lemon zest and chopped parsley.
    Citrus-herb rice
  7. If you like to parboil your rice, do the parboil before adding to the green onion mixture then continue the cooking.
  8. Serve

    Citrus-herb rice
  9. Enjoy!

    Citrus-herb rice

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