Creamy Lemon Parmesan Rice

Creamy Lemon Parmesan Rice created by bob4nadia

This rice is absolutely amazing! If you love lemon and rice then you should not pass this up, this rice has all the creaminess of risotto without all the constant stirring. To insure creaminess use only aborio rice for this. If you are not a garlic lover then leave it out.

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  • Heat about 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large heavy pot.
  • Add in the onion and garlic; saute for about 3 minutes.
  • Add in 4 quarts water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Add in the rice; boil until the rice is JUST tender (about 15-16 minutes; drain and RESERVE 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
  • In a medium bowl mix together the chopped parsley, softened butter, basil, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  • Add the hot rice to the mixture; stir to melt butter.
  • Add in reserved 1/2 cup cooking liquid and grated parmesan cheese; stir well to combine.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese if desired.
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"This rice is absolutely amazing! If you love lemon and rice then you should not pass this up, this rice has all the creaminess of risotto without all the constant stirring. To insure creaminess use only aborio rice for this. If you are not a garlic lover then leave it out."

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  1. House191
    Does this recipe really call for 16 cups of water? I would have thought 4 cups instead of 4 quarts!
  2. bob4nadia
    Creamy Lemon Parmesan Rice Created by bob4nadia
  3. bluemoon downunder
    I'm so pleased to have found this deliciously flavoursome and it is SO easy to make recipe, which I know I'll be making again often. It has so many of the ingredients I just love - onion, garlic, basil and lemon -. The only change I made was to add another of my favourite ingredients a generous handful of baby spinach leaves that needed to be used in step 6. Thank you, KITTENCAL, for another wonderful recipe!
  4. Kittencalrecipezazz
    This rice is absolutely amazing! If you love lemon and rice then you should not pass this up, this rice has all the creaminess of risotto without all the constant stirring. To insure creaminess use only aborio rice for this. If you are not a garlic lover then leave it out.
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