Creamy Rice With Lemon, Herbs, And Parmesan

Creamy Rice With Lemon, Herbs, And Parmesan
Creamy Rice With Lemon, Herbs, And Parmesan

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 4

    quarts water

  • 2

    cups arborio rice - (12 to 13 oz) (or medium-grain rice)

  • 1

    cup chopped onion

  • 1/2

    cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 6

    tablespoons butter - (3/4 stick) cut small pieces, and at room temperature

  • 1/4

    cup chopped fresh basil

  • 1

    tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1

    teaspoon grated lemon peel

  • 1

    cup grated Parmesan cheese - (packed) plus

  • 2

    tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • Salt to taste

  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

  • Fresh basil sprigs for garnish

Directions

Bring 4 quarts water to boil in large pot over high heat. Add rice and onion. Boil until rice is just tender, about 16 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Mix parsley, butter, basil, lemon juice, and lemon peel in large bowl. Add hot rice mixture; stir to melt butter. Add reserved 1/2 cup cooking liquid and 1 cup cheese; stir. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheese. Garnish with basil sprigs and serve. This recipe yields 6 servings. What to drink: Arneis or Soave.

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