Creamy Rice With Lemon, Herbs, and Parmesan

READY IN: 26mins
Recipe by yooper

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

Top Review by Lori Mama

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. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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