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Lemon Parsley Rice

This easy side dish is aromatic and flavorful – pair this lemon parsley rice with broiled chicken or baked tilapia.

Lemon Parsley Rice

Sleep is a wonderful thing, until that is all you are doing.  I don’t know what’s going on with me, but I have been unable to do anything but sleep since Monday.  And all of Monday I slept – day and night.  Today I am forcing myself out of bed to share this recipe with you and catch up on my email.  Sooo many emails.

My lack of energy has been saved by one little thing this week – The Good Housekeeping Cookbook (affiliate link).  It’s actually a pretty big cookbook, so I guess I should say one big thing.  I don’t have the most recent version but all of the recipes it includes are in the more recent volumes.  I have found some great recipes in it over the last few weeks – my creativity without sleep only allows me to modify recipes.

Lemon Parsley Rice

My usual go to starch is pasta, as you can tell by looking at many of my recipe choices.  I occasionally eat rice, but I do find it to be a little boring.  Most of the time, unless its fried rice, you just have plain boring white or brown rice.  Little flavor but you’re full because of the starchiness.

When I came across a recipe for aromatic rice in the cookbook, I was sold.  Right off the bat, I knew I would like it because it was cooked in partial chicken broth.  That HAD to make the rice taste less boring.

Lemon Parsley Rice
And I was right.

I used my rice cooker to make it even an easier side – nothing quite like chopping up some herbs and grating some lemon peel to spruce up a boring dish.

Lemon Parsley Rice

Lemon Parsley Rice

Lemon Parsley Rice

This easy side dish is aromatic and flavorful – pair this lemon parsley rice with broiled chicken or baked tilapia.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup regular white rice
  • 1/4 salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Prepare your rice per the package, substituting 1 cup of water for chicken broth. I used my rice cooker - if you use this method, remove the rice from the slow cooker immediately upon finish to prevent burning.
  2. In a bowl, combine the cooked rice, salt, parsley, lemon peel and lemon juice well. Serve.

Notes

recipe adapted from The Good Housekeeping Cookbook

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 271mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g
Lemon Parsley Rice

So simple, right?

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Shannon

Wednesday 12th of March 2014

This sounds lovely, thank you very much for sharing.

BirthTouch.com (@KathyAMorelli)

Tuesday 18th of February 2014

Yum ! can't wait to try this! Feel better! #SITSBLOG

Jenny B

Tuesday 18th of February 2014

Thanks Kathy! Feeling better already :)

RICHARD HICKS

Friday 14th of February 2014

This looks great. I don't think I have ever had rice with lemon but must give it wonderful taste and the parsley too.

Gwenni

Friday 14th of February 2014

I do eat rice because it makes me feel fuller faster, but I'm totally bereft of ideas on how to make it less bland but still kinda light & airy. This recipe's a keeper.

Jenny B

Friday 14th of February 2014

Glad you like it Gwenni! :)

Veronica Lee

Friday 14th of February 2014

I love rice dishes and would love to try this. Thanks!

Jenny B

Friday 14th of February 2014

Thanks for visiting Veronica!