Lemon Garlic Rice

"This is a stand-by at our house. I rarely cook just "plain" rice. Goes great with chops or steak."
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  • Saute onion and garlic in butter until soft. Add rice and cook, stirring, for one minute. Add broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, beat together egg yolks, lemon juice, and nutmeg.
  • Gradually stir egg mixture into rice, mixing well. Cover and let stand 2 to 3 minutes longer.

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  1. We enjoyed this with some lamb we were having. It was really delicious! I did leave out the nutmeg.
  2. This rice was very good. My dh is not a rice lover, but he loves lemon risotto, so I gave this a try. He actually enjoyed it. I knew I would like it, but sometimes he can be pretty picky. I didn't have long grain rice, so I just used two cups of instant rice instead, and it came out perfect. Thanks for posting!
  3. I tried, I liked, third time I loved!I used Sysco chicken base and water for the chicken broth and added a frozen ice cube of homemade broth. I also used Calrose rice, not long grain. I am a fan of white pepper and lemon juice. This recipe is great with fish also. Thanks for posting!


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