Wednesday, February 12

Lemon Thyme infused Rice

A perfect accompaniment to fish or spicy dishes. This great weeknight side dish combines rice with the gently flavor of thyme and a subtle hint of lemon.

Full time 15 minutes (rice cooking time not included)
Serves 4

You will need:

1 lemon (or 1 tbsp lemon juice)
2 cups cooked white or brown rice, drained of any excess water
1 tbsp butter
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Let us begin:

In a saute pan heat butter over medium high heat until melted.

Add in olive oil and rice, stirring around to coat rice in melted butter and oil.

Allow to cook 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent sticking.

Squeeze lemon over rice and stir to incorporate.

Cook 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent sticking.

Add in salt, pepper, and thyme. Stir well to incorporate.

Cook 1-2 minutes or until rice appears to have absorbed all liquid from pan.

Carefully move to serving bowl and cheers!