A nicely flavored rice dish with a crunchy surprise! I love water chestnuts and the lemon and hot pepper sauce add a great flavor to the rice without being too much. Very good!
I liked the crunch of the waterchestnuts, but they don't have much flavor. I added a little extra Tabasco, and a little lemon juice. I think a dab of butter, and some black pepper would be nice to try next time too.
Entertaining a lot, I have used this recipe many times and everyone loves it. I found that some water chestnuts taste like tin can. Buy the better brands. I like to add a little lemon juice and butter. This really adds some zest to a bland taste. I also cook the rice in chicken broth instead of the boullion. This is just my personal taste.
We liked it! Made it just as written and it was very good. Nice and fluffy with a good taste. Thanks!
Well, unfortunately, I did not like this at all. I think the main reason was the lemon zest and the way it was added, mine came out with a very gritty texture, and the lemon was very overpowering. I may have done something wrong, although I did follow your recipe exactly. Might I recommend you use 1 cup vegetable broth and 1 cup lemon juice to boil the rice in, then skip the lemon zest?