Creamy Rice With Lemon, Herbs, and Parmesan

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“This wonderful rice dish has the texture of risotto without the constant stirring. Taken from the Oct 2002 issue of "Bon Apetit."”
READY IN:
26mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring 4 quarts water to boil in large pot over high heat.
  2. Add rice and onion.
  3. Boil until rice is just tender, about 16 minutes.
  4. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
  5. Mix parsley, butter, basil, lemon juice, and lemon peel in large bowl.
  6. Add hot rice mixture, stir to melt butter.
  7. Add reserved 1/2 cup cooking liquid and 1 cup cheese; stir.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheese.
  10. Garnish with basil sprigs and serve.

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