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    Creamy Rice With Lemon, Herbs, and Parmesan

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    26 mins

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    16 mins

    yooper's Note:

    This wonderful rice dish has the texture of risotto without the constant stirring. Taken from the Oct 2002 issue of "Bon Apetit."

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    1. 1
      Bring 4 quarts water to boil in large pot over high heat.
    2. 2
      Add rice and onion.
    3. 3
      Boil until rice is just tender, about 16 minutes.
    4. 4
      Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
    5. 5
      Mix parsley, butter, basil, lemon juice, and lemon peel in large bowl.
    6. 6
      Add hot rice mixture, stir to melt butter.
    7. 7
      Add reserved 1/2 cup cooking liquid and 1 cup cheese; stir.
    8. 8
      Season with salt and pepper.
    9. 9
      Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheese.
    10. 10
      Garnish with basil sprigs and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 04, 2011


      I Like the ease of preparation. I added just a bit more lemon juice as per reviewers suggestion. Despite all of the Parmesan cheese, I felt it needed just a bit of salt. Will add some next time. :)

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    • on February 09, 2009


      I was just getting ready to post this and here it is! This is a wonderful alternative to the time-consuming risotto. I use an extra T. of lemon juice. Also, a high quality, freshly greated parmesan cheese, really makes this dish for us. Thanks so much for posting, Yooper.

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    • on April 02, 2008


      I love risotto dishes; and think they pair well with many types of meats. I prepared this with a pork roast tonight. I gave it four stars because next time I might up the lemon just a tad and add chicken boullion to the water when it is boiling.

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    Nutritional Facts for Creamy Rice With Lemon, Herbs, and Parmesan

    Serving Size: 1 (767 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 432.9
    Calories from Fat 154
    Total Fat 17.1 g
    Saturated Fat 10.5 g
    Cholesterol 46.6 mg
    Sodium 405.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 56.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 1.4 g
    Protein 12.0 g

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