Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

This takes plain ol' rice to a new level. Goes particularly well with chicken. If you don't use chicken stock, this side dish is vegetarian/vegan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a heavy saucepan, heat oil over mediumheat and cook onion for 5 minutes, or until softened.
  2. Stir in rice, then stock, and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and cover; let simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender.
  4. Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, and parsley; taste and add pepper if you wish.
  5. Note: this reheats very well so don't fret if this makes too much for your family.
Most Helpful

5 5

Great rice dish. I used cilantro instead of the parsely. I also used the juice of a whole lemon. I added garlic to the onions as well. Looking forward to the leftovers tonight!!

4 5

Very Good ... and Thank You. Learning to flavor my rice has really made even the simplist of meals an adventure. One hint I would like to offer in step # 2. Take the time to make sure each grain of rice is coated with the oil before adding the chicken stock. This step will make the pilaf light and fluffy.

5 5

We really love rice, and this was so good. I forgot to buy the parsley so used lemon thyme instead. It was a great addition.