Dessert Delight

Dessert Delight

Citrus scented Rice with Fresh Basil

Serving this dish with orange and lemon slices lets you use every bit of the orange and lemon needed for the zest.

2 cups chicken broth
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp orange zest
2 Tbsp fresh orange juice
1tsp lemon zest
1 cup uncooked basmati rice
3 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
Garnishes: orange and lemon slices, orange zest, lemon zest

  1. Stir together chicken broth, butter, orange zest, fresh orange juice and lemon zest in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. stir in basmati rice; cover; reduce heat to low, and cook 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in basil. Garnish, if desired.
Note: If you don't have fresh basil on hand, try using 1/2 tsp dried basil and achieve the full flavor of this dish; just add it to the broth in the first step.

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