Green Rice Pilaf

This colorful, fragrant, and delicious rice goes great with roasted chicken, grilled fish or lamb.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups long-grain rice
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped mint
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped basil
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon grated lemon zest

Directions

  • In a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add onion; cook stirring often, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the rice and stir to coat. Stir in parsley, mint, basil, water, and salt. Cover tightly; increase heat and bring to a boil. Reduce to low and cook until rice is tender and has absorbed all liquid, about 25 minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork; stir in lemon zest, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups long-grain rice
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped mint
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped basil
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon grated lemon zest

Directions

  • In a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add onion; cook stirring often, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the rice and stir to coat. Stir in parsley, mint, basil, water, and salt. Cover tightly; increase heat and bring to a boil. Reduce to low and cook until rice is tender and has absorbed all liquid, about 25 minutes.
  • Fluff with a fork; stir in lemon zest, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories270
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium380mg
Total Carbohydrate51g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars1g
Protein6g