Lemon Thyme Rice
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!
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!
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!
This is not the recipe that I submitted. The recipe does not need this much thyme.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
You must have a taste for thyme, otherwise don't bother!!
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.
This is a fantastic recipe. Reduce the thyme a bit otherwise add basil which is what I normally do. This rice has a great, light flavor to it and I make this frequently in my home. I like to add fresh cracked pepper to the top of mine just before serving. Be careful not to add too much lemon or it could ruin the recipe. I doubled this, recently, and took it to a barbeque and everyone wanted to know what the recipe was.
This was good AFTER I made additions to it. At first, I didn't like it too much at all, but then I added some crushed garlic & some fresh chopped parsley and it started to grow on me. I will make this again, but with my additions & some chopped carrots and maybe using brown rice. Thanks Lyn!
I think the key to this recipe is determining the right amount of lemon juice to add. Too little and you can't taste any lemon flavor; too much and it gives the rice an unpleasant sour taste. I've found that 3-4 tablespoons works best for me. I also prefer using fresh thyme rather than dried for this recipe.
Great side dish that easy to prepare and doesn't require a ton of ingredients! I cut the dried thyme back to 1 tsp., added a little salt and pepper along with some lemon zest. Overall, very tasty!
Very tasty. It reminded me of rice pilaf from a fancy restaurant. With that being said, I read quite a few reviews first. The first mentioned that the 1 Tblsp. of thyme should be fresh thyme or 1 tsp. of dried. The 5 star reviews seemed to come from people who added the thyme to taste. So, I did that also. I decided to go with 1/4 tsp. dried. It seemed to be the perfect amount and the lemon still shined though which was a complaint of some others. Anymore than the 1/4 tsp. to me would have been way too much. I also did use my own broth. I served the rice with broiled flank steak. It made for a delicious meal tonight. Note: my rating is based purely on the reduced thyme version I made.
This recipe is delicious IF you make modifications. I added much more lemon juice (the juice of 2 lemons) and instead of thyme I used Italian seasonings. I make this "modified" version all the time and it is delicious.
I ONLY make rice in the rice cooker nowadays because it always turns out perfect. But I added the chicken broth, FRESH thyme and lemon juice to the cooker and it came out fabulous =)
A great start. I also minced onions, sauted with garlic, and then used sticky rice. Added fresh thyme (retrieved from storage in freezer) and served with garish of green onion. Took the rice from the pot, used a small bowl and then inverted the rice, from the bowl onto the plate for a great restaurant-style presentation.
This is a 5 star side dish once you change the amount of dried thyme to 1 tsp. We absolutely loved it! The Hubster said he would eat this rice again and again and again. I used the juice of one lemon and it was the perfect amount for us, so just eyeball it! Always looking for new ways to use the lemons from the lemon tree, so thank you so much for this recipe! :)
Rice was good. I wish I could give it a five star but because I cooked this on a gas stove and it got a little brownish to black it was hard to tell the taste. It was fluffy and I could smell the aroma of lemon and thyme.
This rice is exceptional. I made some minor additions and substitutions: First, I used basmati instead of white rice; I added a little more butter to the saucepan and briefly sautéed 1/2 c. chopped onion before adding and cooking the rice; I used only 3/4 tsp. dried, crushed thyme (I felt using more would be too overpowering); and, finally, I finished it with a little grated Parmesan. This was the perfect accompaniment to my Chicken Piccata. Next time I make this I may add some finely grated lemon zest to give it an even more lemony zing.
This is a nice recipe - after reading other people's comments, I reduced the thyme to one tsp. The flavor wasn't too strong. I liked it.
I'd give this five stars but I didn't follow it exactly. I added about 1/3 cup of frozen sweet peas and some salt and pepper. I used a bullion cube and water instead of broth, BUT I loved this! I served it with homemade chicken tenders for a quick and easy dinner for two. If I have company I can see this being served with grilled salmon and grilled corn on the cob! Awesome way to dress up boring white rice other than soy sauce! and the ingredients are usually in my pantry already
Greate recipe. Doubled the lime, reduced the thyme and we all were fine :-) Thanks for sharing the recipe.
My 16 you sister was pretty much in charge of this dish and she DOESN'T cook. Came out fantastic! No leftovers!!! I used 32 oz. broth, 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon juice and lemon zest, and 2 t. Trader Joe's 21 seasoning salute. AEWSOME!
Made this a couple of days ago to compliment baked fish. It was very good, thanks! I will make again. My SIL gave me some fresh thyme and I used that instead of the dried. Ease of preparation, had all the ingredients on hand. Might have needed a little salt included in the prep. Thanks for the recipe!
Very good compliment for seafood.
Awesome! I'm always on the lookout for a rice dish that is versatile AND yummy. I haven't found many. THIS is definitely one though! I love it and I'm sure I'll be using it frequently. Tonight I served it with salmon, but can see it side-lining chicken, pork, other types of fish, and even beef.
I think this is delicious when you use the original recipe amount of 1 tsp. of dried thyme or 1 T. of fresh thyme. I always use vegetable broth instead of chicken, since I am vegetarian. I added a little garlic to the butter, as well, and doubled the lemon juice. I have made this with brown rice and with a wild rice blend; both were excellent.
What a wonderful change from plain white rice. I served this with fresh dover sole and it was delicious. I sauteed the rice with two cloves of pressed garlic, used fresh thyme and 2 cups of vegetable broth. The rice came out perfect. This one's a keeper.
This rice is amazing. Made this the other day with basamati rice and fresh thyme. Delicious! Will make often.
Read the reviews and only added 1 TEASPOON of thyme. I was out of broth so i made some out of chicken bouillon cubes and water. I also added some sauted onion and garlic with the butter. It turned out great. We topped with parmesan cheese. So delicious!
This recipe was good. Next time, I will use less thyme and more lemon. My husband and I enjoyed this recipe with mint chicken submitted by TXGIRLSX3. Will make this again.
I saw that people were saying there was a typo in the ingredient list - 1 tsp of thyme instead of 1 tb - and corrected for that. It turned out awesome! It tastes like a heavy-rice version of my home made chicken soup. Probably because of the thyme. I think I'll make it frequently for my family, but I'll make it with brown rice for myself to get a nice rich taste. The recipe is great on it's own, but it also is open for easy and delicious tinkering options. A good dish to throw in bits of leftover veggies or chicken.
Cut the tbsp. of thyme down to a tsp. and added garlic. I served this with leftover Braised Pork Ragu from the night before. Complimented it very well.
This is a wonderful side dish! It fills your kitchen with a fresh lemon-thyme aroma that will make anybody hungry. My family loves this dish, and I recommend it highly! -Michael, from Pennsylvania.
Loved it! Excellent with roast chicken. Used fresh thyme.
Absolutely delicious! I loved it and wouldn't change a thing.
Okay but a little bland. Will try again but will add more spice.
nice idea, especially with wild rice. i give it 3 stars because i made a lot of changes - wild instead of white rice, dill instead of thyme, and then followed the liquid amounts on the wild rice package. the end result was good and went well with the baked salmon dijon, also on allrecipes.
My husband loved this recipe and generally getting him to eat something that isn't really bad for you is difficult. I added some garlic with the rice right right in the beginning and stirred constantly to keep that from burning. At the very I added about 2 teas to a tablespoon of parmesan cheese. It added a great salty flavor.
Really quick and easy to make .... best of all DeeLicious!
Delicious and easy to make. Other than using 1 tsp of dried thyme instead of 1 tbsp of thyme, I made the recipe as is.
I did not find the flavor of this dish appetizing at all. Also, using only 14.5 oz. of liquid leaves the rice firm and the thyme (I used only 1 tsp. dried) overwhelmed any lemon flavor.
Loved it! Did make a few alterations: used gluten free rice and Earth Balance butter (can't have dairy), and added lemon zest from the whole lemon. Drastically changes the taste! You got to try with lemon zest!!
This was ok. I read the reviews and only used 1 tsp. thyme. I couldn't really taste the lemon in this. It was easy to do though. I used brown rice, just increased cooking time to around 40 minutes.
It was average....but I can't really say since i followed what other people said and just used 1 tsp dried thyme rather than 1 tbsp dried thyme, since I thought that was just a typo of fresh instead of thyme. And definitely saute some onions/garlic cloves before adding in the rice, it will taste a lot nicer
I made this as recipe calls except I reduced dried thyme to 1 tsp instead, as I knew a Tbsp would be too much. Flavor was good enough to try again but I think I'll add a little garlic next time as that is a staple to most recipes in my house. I'll also try adding a little more lemon so that it can be tasted. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
This is a nice recipe. I served it with fish and the family ate it all. I doubled the amount of lemon juice and it still wasn't as lemony as I would have liked it to be. I think I'll add some lemon zest next time.
Everyone is right--1 TEASPOON of dried thyme is just right. I liked the basic flavor of this rice, but I definitely found myself wanting more lemon taste (As it was, I did 1.5x what the recipe calls for). I'd definitely make this again, but I wouldn't be quite so citrus-shy.
I used pre-cooked brown rice. Heated up in frying pan and added the lemon and thyme. Was very good.
Easy and a great rice dish! I use a rice cooker every time and it is great, my kids request lemon rice all the time now.
This was just OK for me...though that may be because I used basmati rice. I doubled the lemon & it still didn't have a very strong lemon flavor. I also decreased the thyme & increased the cook time since I was using basmati. I'll try this again using white rice & see if I don't like it better that way...thanks for letting me try it though.
This tastes so good for the small amount of work required.... I just throw everything in the pot and stir, no harder than making regular white rice! The chicken broth & lemon flavor the rice so nicely and the thyme is perfect. I serve this with chicken and seafood dishes all the time as a side, it's always a hit. Doesnt do too bad reheated the next day with the leftovers, either! Thanks!
Excellent flavor. Paired well with sole in butter sauce.
My family likes this alot. served it with pork chops and I poured the sauce on top of it. It is pretty bitter without any kind of sauce
Loved this! Was the perfect side dish to the slow cooker lemon garlic chicken from this site. Made as written, and the flavor was just right.
4 stars for taste, 5 stars for ease! I make this all the time with brown rice, and I use canola oil instead of butter for a dairy free recipe.
Smelled good, but tasted bad. The chicken broth was overpowering.
I only used a TEASPOON of thyme, and it turned out great.
I'm gonna give it a 3, because I really only used part of the recipe. I'm gonna post my own version of it. Check it out!
Great recipe just put 1/2 teaspoon of thyme instead of a full tablespoon.
i thought it was awful. The thyme was too woody. got in our teeth, and, didn't go well at all with the rice, and there was not a very lemony taste, despite extra lemon. I will never make this again, and prolly never make lemon, or thyme rice again aither.
I DID NOT LIKE THIS AT ALL ....TOO MUCH THYME
Double lemon juice and serve with seafood...yummy
Used Trader Joe’s brown jasmine rice (1 Cup) and 2 cups chicken broth (reduced sodium). Used fresh thyme and fresh lemon juice. Loved the flavour that browning the rice gave it! Will make it again! Thank you!
Very nice twist on steamed rice to go with our grilled chicken. I seasoned it up a little more before serving with some garlic and onion powder. This was wonderful the next day with some grated Italian cheese blend and Italian seasoning stirred in. Love the lemon!
I thought it was great, I did not have chicken stock so I used vegetable broth instead, more on that in a minute. Outside of that the only other thing I did different was add the zest from the lemon in the begining and as pointed out in previous reviews used a tsp. of dried thyme. Now as for the vegetable broth I don't think a dish like this needed the extra flavor, next time I make this (which will be soon) I am going to use water and let the lemon and thyme flavors shine through. Overall I served it with steamed artichokes and it was simply fantastic!
Next time I will use a little less thyme...otherwise magnificent!
perfect! no changes!
Made this last night to go with a chicken dish! Only difference was I put in the the rice cooker to cook. Other than that I and the fact that I used fresh thyme I followed the recipe to a T. It is to die for! Will be making this again!
Made exactly as written, and the thyme is pretty overpowering. Still, we liked it. Will make again, but with half the thyme.
Really nice, my rice did turn out a bit mushy but it was still tasty. Would also cut down on the butter at the beginning. Found it a tad too greasy when eating. Also needs more lemon juice. Will be making again.
This was ok. Mine turned out really mushy. I used brown rice, smart balance light, and fat free chicken broth to make it healthier.
I made this, but with a few adjustments. First, I used lime juice instead of lemon; secondly, I substituted cilantro for the thyme, because I am not big on thyme. Fantastic! Definitely will make this again! Also, this would make a great bast for a lot of the cold rice salads served so often in the summer! Yum-thanks!
I love this dish with fish. It is light not overpowering. Sometimes I use fresh sprigs of thyme. Yum
I like the flavors involved, but I think it becomes five stars when you add a bit more lemon and cut the dried thyme down to 1 tsp. rather than 1 tbsp. (as others have mentioned). cooking up some diced onion and some garlic in the butter before adding the rice might be a good idea, too.
Amazine Rice! I used long grain and wild rice instead of plain white and it was still really good.
This did not go over too well in my house. My husband gagged and said it was terrible, my son ate about half of his, I had a few helpings, but I like most any rice. It was a little too strong on the thyme I think. My other children wouldn't touch it. (They said it smelled bad)
I will make this again but try some of the other poster's ideas for making it more flavorful. It was good but a little bit bland. I would have given it 3 stars, but since my kids ate it, it deserves 4. I plan on using more lemon, some garlic, and italian seasoning next time. I also wondered about using olive oil instead of the butter when sauteeing the rice.
excellent. and tasty, and aromatic. quick too. loved it
The thyme in the rice was extremely overpowering and I couldn't even taste the lemon. If I do try it again, I'll cut back the thyme to 1 teaspoon and add more lemon juice.
I thought it was great. I made it as a sidedish to a heavily flavored chicken dish so the lite flavor was a perfect compliment.
This was great!! I followed it as stated (except for the required change of 1 tsp vs 1 tbsp thyme) - though I used brown 10 min rice and reduced the time - it was very very good. I will be making it again!
Very easy in a rice cooker and flavorful. When the rice is finished in the pan, add it and all remaining ingredients to the rice cooker. Cooks in about 20 minutes. I reduced the thyme to 1/2t and it seems the right amount.
I really liked it because it is easy to substitute other spices for the thyme.
This was really simple and easy to make and it was really good!!
I made this side dish with some modifications, and my husband really enjoyed it that way. First, I served the rice with steak, so I used beef broth instead of chicken. I also sauteed 1 large clove of minced garlic in about 2 tbsp of olive oil before adding the rice. Finally, I cut down the quantity of thyme to about 1 tsp and increased the lemon juice to about 3 tbsp. If you enjoy lightly flavored rice, then this is a nice side.
Very good! I only added 1 teaspoon of thyme and 1 teaspoon of parsley, black pepper. Sauteed in minced garlic.
If you have a rice cooker, use it for this recipe!! I only gave 4/5 stars because it needed modifications. I used 1 Tbs. of dillweed instead of thyme, and 3-4 Tbs. of lemon juice. Threw all ingrediants in rice cooker, flip the switch and let the cooker do its thing. The rice came out with a slightly sticky texture in which I love, but overall I will definitely will be using this one again!!
I really enjoyed this rice. Perfect side dish for any meal. Will keep making this.
If there was a lower score than 1 star, that's what I would give this recipe. I followed the recipe to a "T". It didn't smell as good as what I hoped, and it looked even worse. Everyone in my household looked in the pot and said no way would they eat it because it didn't look or smell appetizing at all. So, it went in the trash.
I made it this past weekend. I heeded the advise of using only 1 tsp instead of 1 tblsp of dried thyme. It was excellent and enjoyed by all. I will definitely make this again.
I really like this recipe but with a few touch ups. The first time I made the rice I found the thyme a little overwhelming so the next time I made it I cut back. I also added about a half teaspoon of garlic powder. Overall though, I really enjoyed this recipe and will continue to use it.
This recipe was very good. The only change I made was to use brown rice mainly because it's better for my husband, since he is a diabetic.
I made it just the way the recipe called for and it was a success at my dinner party. Thanks!
I followed the recipe as written. It was ok. My husband liked it and my daughter added parmesan cheese to it and she really liked it that way.
Did not care for this at all
Very subtle nice lemon flavor. Used it as a way to spice up some plain rice I was making as a side dish. My boyfriend also said he liked it, which doesn't happen much.
it is the first time that i made something without the bought stuff like rice a roni. It was delicous. Next time i will add more lemon to it and maybe next time i'll try and use the beef broth with it. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks