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     Fresh Lemon Rice

Category   Salads - Soups - Sidedishes
Sub Category   None
Servings   6

3 cups water
2 cups uncooked basmati rice
3/4 tsp salt
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs butter
1 tsp mustard seeds
3 tbs chopped fresh cilantro
2 tsp grated lemon rind
cilantro sprigs (optional)

Combine water, rice, and salt in a large saucepan over medium high heat; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove pan from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Heat oil and butter in a small skillet over medium high heat until butter melts. Add mustard seeds to pan; cook 2 minutes or until seeds begin to pop. Scrape seed mixture into rice mixture using a rubber spatula. Add 3 tbs cilantro, lemon rind, and lemon juice to rice; stir well. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

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