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Lemon Thyme Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Lemon Thyme Rice

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"This is a recipe that my neighbor taught me when I was young. It is very good and goes with any chicken dish. Even my picky 4 year old eater eats it!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, and stir in the rice. Cook rice, stirring frequently, until browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Mix chicken broth, lemon juice and thyme into the rice. Cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook 20 minutes, until liquid has been absorbed. Fluff with a fork before serving.
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  • Editor's Note:
  • Use 1 teaspoon dried thyme if fresh thyme is not available.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 12, 2005

Here is the problem with this recipe as written -- it should be 1 Tablespoon FRESH thyme OR 1 teaspoon dried. Dried herbs are much stronger. I thought this was fabulous modified, though!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

You must have a taste for thyme, otherwise don't bother!!

Mar 24, 2008

This is not the recipe that I submitted. The recipe does not need this much thyme.

Mar 01, 2003

This is really good! I caramelized onions and added some minced garlice with the butter and then added the rice.I finished off with some paramsan cheese and it was fantastic! The cheese really went well with the lemon! My picky bf simply adores it!

Feb 18, 2011

Simple goodness. Quiet and understated, and the perfect side dish for "Tilapia Scampi," also from this site. Did not measure precisely, but to my own tastes.

Feb 08, 2011

Awesome. As another reviewer suggested, if using dried herbs, it will be 1 tsp as opposed to 1 tbsp. Goes great with the Chicken Piccata (also from this website). Will maybe use jasmine rice next time.

Apr 29, 2007

Terrific recipe with some slight modifications! I increased lemon to 3-4 tbl, reduced thyme to 1 tsp, added 1 tsp onion powder and some fresh garlic. My DH devoured everything left in the pan! I served it with salmon and the lemon was a great accompaniment. Thanks so much!

Aug 31, 2010

This is a keeper - Hubby loved it. It isn't real lemony - you could add lemon zest to up the flavor but we really liked this as is. I did use fresh thyme - 4 -5 sprigs. Delicious and light!


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  • Calories
  • 212 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 346 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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