Lemon Scented Rice

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 33 min
  • Prep: 8 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 teaspoons kosher salt

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 -inch piece fresh ginger

1 bay leaf

1 cup basmati rice, lightly rinsed and drained

2 cups cold water

2 wide strips lemon zest

Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, 1 teaspoon of salt, ginger, and bay leaf, stirring occasionally, until the onion is tender and translucent, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add the rice and cook until it begins to brown, about 4 minutes. Stir in the water along with the lemon zest. Bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Pull from the heat and set aside for 5 minutes undisturbed. Fluff with a fork season with some pepper and serve.
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