This is a recipe that my neighbor taught me when I was young. It is very good and goes with any chicken dish. Even my picky 4 year old eater eats it!

LASUG

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

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

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, and stir in the rice. Cook rice, stirring frequently, until browned, about 5 minutes.

    Advertisement
  • Mix chicken broth, lemon juice and thyme into the rice. Cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook 20 minutes, until liquid has been absorbed. Fluff with a fork before serving.

Editor's Note:

Use 1 teaspoon dried thyme if fresh thyme is not available.

Nutrition Facts

212 calories; protein 5.4g 11% DV; carbohydrates 37.8g 12% DV; fat 3.8g 6% DV; cholesterol 7.6mg 3% DV; sodium 345.6mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (157)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2005
Here is the problem with this recipe as written -- it should be 1 Tablespoon FRESH thyme OR 1 teaspoon dried. Dried herbs are much stronger. I thought this was fabulous modified though! Read More
(88)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
You must have a taste for thyme otherwise don't bother!! Read More
(13)
200 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 86
  • 4 star values: 73
  • 3 star values: 24
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2005
Here is the problem with this recipe as written -- it should be 1 Tablespoon FRESH thyme OR 1 teaspoon dried. Dried herbs are much stronger. I thought this was fabulous modified though! Read More
(88)
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2008
This is not the recipe that I submitted. The recipe does not need this much thyme. Read More
(75)
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2003
This is really good! I caramelized onions and added some minced garlice with the butter and then added the rice.I finished off with some paramsan cheese and it was fantastic! The cheese really went well with the lemon! My picky bf simply adores it! Read More
(49)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2011
Simple goodness. Quiet and understated and the perfect side dish for "Tilapia Scampi " also from this site. Did not measure precisely but to my own tastes. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2011
Awesome. As another reviewer suggested if using dried herbs it will be 1 tsp as opposed to 1 tbsp. Goes great with the Chicken Piccata (also from this website). Will maybe use jasmine rice next time. Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2007
Terrific recipe with some slight modifications! I increased lemon to 3-4 tbl reduced thyme to 1 tsp added 1 tsp onion powder and some fresh garlic. My DH devoured everything left in the pan! I served it with salmon and the lemon was a great accompaniment. Thanks so much! Read More
(16)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2010
This is a keeper - Hubby loved it. It isn't real lemony - you could add lemon zest to up the flavor but we really liked this as is. I did use fresh thyme - 4 -5 sprigs. Delicious and light! Read More
(14)
Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
You must have a taste for thyme otherwise don't bother!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 2 stars
09/26/2003
This recipe is just a nice fluffy white rice with a VERY strong Thyme flavor. I doubt I will make it again. I like thyme but it was too much and too plain. Read More
(12)