Lemon Basil Rice

Lemon Basil Rice
Lemon Basil Rice

Lemon basil rice is a bright and flavourful side that pairs really well with most meat dishes. It is infused with flavour on a couple of fronts:

  • It incorporates garlic and ginger in the cooking water
  • The bright lemon juice is added at the end so that it doesn’t get hidden behind the other flavours

This is a great example of how you can use our Rice Dish Generator to create new twists on a stand by side dish.

Because of its versatility, feel free to add more or less of any of the flavouring. Be sure to taste it once it is done to add more salt if needed.

Rice freezes extremely well. Making extra and freezing is a great way to always have some on hand for future meals.

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Lemon Basil Rice Recipe

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Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 5 minutes 25 minutes

Recipe Notes

  • The water required depends on how tight your lid is. If you do not have a tight lid, use the towel method to make a better fit.
  • Rice freezes extremely well. Make extra and freeze for future meals.

INGREDIENTS

  • 200 grams (1 Cup) Uncooked Long Grain White Rice
  • 250 millilitres (1 Cup) Water
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Cloves Sliced Garlic
  • 2 Teaspoons Fresh, Sliced Ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Basil

DIRECTIONS

Gather your ingredients.
Gather your ingredients.

 

Rinse the rice well and drain.
Rinse the rice well and drain.

 

Place drained rice in a sauce pan and add water and salt.
Place drained rice in a sauce pan and add water and salt.

 

Add the garlic and the ginger.
Add the garlic and the ginger.

 

Heat the pot over high heat until it comes to a boil. Once it begins to boil, turn the heat to its lowest setting and cover the pot with a tight fitting lid. Set a timer for 15 minutes. Do not open the lid during the cooking process.
Heat the pot over high heat until it comes to a boil. Once it begins to boil, turn the heat to its lowest setting and cover the pot with a tight fitting lid. Set a timer for 15 minutes. Do not open the lid during the cooking process.

 

Once the time is done, move the pot off the heat and let rest for 10 minutes. Do not open the lid while it is resting.
Once the time is done, move the pot off the heat and let rest for 10 minutes. Do not open the lid while it is resting.

 

When the resting time is over, open the lid and remove the garlic and ginger. Fluff the rice.
When the resting time is over, open the lid and remove the garlic and ginger. Fluff the rice.

 

Now add the lemon juice and basil. Stir to combine.
Now add the lemon juice and basil. Stir to combine.

 

Lemon Basil Rice
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