Garlic, onions, and lemon juice to add interest to plain white rice.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Combine the rice and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until rice is tender and water is absorbed. Set aside to cool.

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  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until fragrant and lightly browned. Stir in rice and cook until coated and heated through. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts

187 calories; 1.3 g total fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 14 mg sodium. 39.2 g carbohydrates; 3.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (40)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2007
this is AWESOME but only beacause I added my own special touches to it. I dont think it would be nearly as good if you follow the recipe as it is. I added red pepper flakes 2 tablespoons of butter extra garlic and a bit of soy sauce while the rice fries in the pan. So good! I'll definitely make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/22/2007
I made a few changes based on past experiences - I saute the onions garlic & rice in butter and THEN add the water. Because of what I served this time I replaced the water with chicken broth & a little bit of white wine. Turned out nice! Read More
(43)
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2007
this is AWESOME but only beacause I added my own special touches to it. I dont think it would be nearly as good if you follow the recipe as it is. I added red pepper flakes 2 tablespoons of butter extra garlic and a bit of soy sauce while the rice fries in the pan. So good! I'll definitely make this again. Read More
(58)
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2007
this is AWESOME but only beacause I added my own special touches to it. I dont think it would be nearly as good if you follow the recipe as it is. I added red pepper flakes 2 tablespoons of butter extra garlic and a bit of soy sauce while the rice fries in the pan. So good! I'll definitely make this again. Read More
(58)
Rating: 3 stars
08/21/2007
I made a few changes based on past experiences - I saute the onions garlic & rice in butter and THEN add the water. Because of what I served this time I replaced the water with chicken broth & a little bit of white wine. Turned out nice! Read More
(43)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2008
After reading all of the reviews I made a few changes I browned the rice in butter first. Then I added the chopped garlic and onion then I added a can of stewed tomatoes and simmered the mix in chicken broth. I flavoered the mix with lime pepper caynne pepper and little salt. Absolutely delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2007
I would have given this recipe 5 stars but I had to add more butter (1 Tbs) and a little more garlic I also added a teaspoon of sesame oil and I had no leftovers at all! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2012
The difference between this and conventionally cooked rice is not obvious other than it makes you wonder why regular rice never tasted this good. I browned the onion added the garlic then added the rice and let it brown a little before adding the water covering and simmering until done. A deliciously enhanced basic rice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2008
Like everyone else I increased the amount of butter and added another 3 cloves of garlic. I thought that even for a side dish a little colour would be nice so I added some chopped echallots and black pepper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2008
This turned out great. I wanted a different rice to try tonight and one that would go really well with the five spice chicken I made. This was a good choice not overpowering. A mellow flavor. I'd make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2009
Very good recipe! Like everyone else I added 1 Tbs butter and some extra garlic. After the garlic and onions I added some frozen carrots and peas just let them cook for about a min they thaw fast. Then I added 1 egg and made sure it was cooked and well distributed before adding the rice. Turned out great! Everyone had seconds didnt have any leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/06/2009
I felt the same as other reviewers this recipe is bland. Had to flavor it up some and add color. But overall ok. Read More
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