When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. When Nielsen-Massey (or a PR rep) sends Pure Lemon Extract, what’s a girl to do? Well, I made Nielsen-Massey’s Lemon Herb Rice. Let me tell you – this is creamy deliciousness at its best.
I prepared all of my ingredients before I started. I began by grating Parmesan cheese. Then I washed and chopped organic parsley. I laid out the remaining ingredients along with measuring cups and spoons and got to work. I heated a skillet with olive oil and then added Arborio rice.
I followed the rest of the directions with the exception that I omitted rosemary. It took about 25 minutes for the rice to reach the desired consistency. After adding the Pure Lemon Extract, Parmesan cheese, and parsley I had my first bite.
The lemon extract provided a light citrus taste that perfectly complemented the creaminess from the rice and cheese. It was almost like eating a savory dessert – it was that good.
Nielsen-Massey Lemon Herb Rice
- 1 quart low sodium chicken stock
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup Arborio rice
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 1 Tbsp minced fresh rosemary
- 1/4 tsp Nielsen-Massey Pure Lemon Extract
- 1/2 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
In a small saucepan or in a microwave-safe measuring cup, heat the chicken stock.
Over medium heat, add the olive oil to another saucepan, and heat until the oil is shimmering. Add the rice and stir to coat.
Gradually add the hot stock, stirring with a wooden spoon after each addition. The rice is ready for more stock when the spoon leaves a clean trail in the pan.
Continue cooking and adding stock until the rice is creamy and yields to a gentle bite.
Stir in the parsley, rosemary, Nielsen-Massey Pure Lemon Extract, and the Parmesan cheese.
Stir, adding more stock, if necessary to make a creamy consistency.
Recipe Notes***Recipe by Nielsen-Massey and reprinted with permission.
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