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Simple Lemon Rice

 Simple Lemon Rice
Pat Stevens' tasty rice side dish has colorful flecks of fresh parsley and pimientos and delivers a lip-smacking splash of sunshiny citrus flavor. Thanks to this Granbury, Texas cook for her recipe.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Dash salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimientos
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in the rice, butter,
  • lemon peel, garlic and salt; cover and remove from the heat. Let
  • stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the parsley, pimientos and pepper.
  • Fluff with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 169 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 418 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.