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    Lemony Brown Rice Pilaf

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    1 hr

    10 mins

    50 mins

    Gingernut's Note:

    A tasty side dish that I invented to go with a Greek meal.

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    1. 1
      In a heavy saucepan, saute onion in about half of the butter until soft.
    2. 2
      Add additional butter and allow to melt. Stir in rice and cook two minutes, stirring to coat rice with butter.
    3. 3
      Add chicken stock and 2 T lemon juice. Bring to a boil, cover TIGHTLY*, turn heat low, and simmer 50 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
    4. 4
      Remove from heat and add lemon zest and additional lemon juice to taste.
    5. 5
      *TIP: if your pot lids aren't very tight, you can put a few layers of grease-proof paper or a clean tea-towel over the pot and jam the lid on over it.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 07, 2007


      Very good! I did make a few changes. First, I only used 1 tablespoon butter and it was plenty. I also used fat-free low sodium chicken broth just for dietary reasons. I found it took a little longer than 50 minutes, but maybe my lid wasn't tight enough at first (I was a little hesistant of the tea-towel trick because I didn't want anything igniting in but I eventually did put the tea towel on and turned it up a little. I also added 1/4 cup of toasted walnuts and it tasted great. Thanks gingernut!

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    • on May 23, 2007


      This rice dish is great. I made it in a rice cooker instead of a pan with a lid. I used olive oil instead of butter to saute the onion and rice, then added it to the rice cooker with vegetable broth (didn't have any chicken broth on hand) and lemon juice. When it was done, I added the lemon zest and it was fantastic! Thanks for the recipe.

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    • on August 10, 2009


      Really fantastic! I also added some chopped, toasted almonds and dried cranberries at the end, and it tasted wonderful! Will make again!

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemony Brown Rice Pilaf

    Serving Size: 1 (141 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 262.4
    Calories from Fat 64
    Total Fat 7.1 g
    Saturated Fat 3.4 g
    Cholesterol 15.0 mg
    Sodium 213.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 42.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 3.3 g
    Protein 7.0 g

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