Here is a quick and tasty side dish that would be a great compliment to any chicken or fish dinner. This recipe calls for a parboiled brown rice which can be cooked quickly, however you certainly can use other varieties to suit your tastes as well!
(Prep Time: 10 minutes. Cooking Time: 15 minutes)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
½ cup diced onion
1 ¾ cup chicken broth
2 cups minute brown rice
1 Tablespoon dill
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1. Heat olive oil in a medium sized saucepan. Add onion and sauté until tender
2. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add uncooked minute brown rice and stir. Allow liquid to come to a boil again, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes
3. Add dill and lemon zest. Stir and serve
Cook’s note - how to zest a lemon: Take a dry towel and wipe off lemon (wet lemons don’t zest well). Use a grater with small holes and remove the yellow portion of the lemon rind, turning the lemon frequently.
Note from Crystal - Many thanks to Courtney who submitted the photo featured for this recipe. She was the winner of a photo contest that was held by this site in 2012. Nice job Courtney!
You certainly can modify this recipe to use any type of rice that you prefer. If you have additional questions about the difference between long grain and short grain rice or what type of rice to buy check out this guide on How to Cook Rice.